How long is the Amtrak train ride from Albany to NYC?

Amtrak Albany to NYCFrom Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station to Penn Station, the train ride is approximately is 2 hours and 40 minutes with only 6 stops. Along the way, you will pass through the beautiful Hudson River-side communities of Hudson, Rhinecliff, Poughkeepsie, Croton-Harmon and Yonkers. Read about these Amtrak stops and travel suggestions here. While traveling on Amtrak from Albany to NYC, be sure to sit on the right side of the train for a gorgeous view of the river, the Catskill Mountains and the Palisades as you approach Manhattan.

Looking for things to do in New York City? From Penn Station in New York City, the 1, 2, 3, A, C and E Subway trains are available for easy uptown and downtown travel, with the D, F, M, N, Q, R and W trains a short walk away. Madison Square Garden, The High Line, Empire State Building and Times Square are all nearby the station and a great way to the spend the day in the Big Apple. Read through these other great recommendations from New York City concierges for their favorite attractions throughout NYC.

While Amtrak rehabilitates the track they normally use to reach Penn Station, all trains from Albany to NYC will arrive at Grand Central Station from Saturday, May 26 until Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Trains from Albany to NYC will return to Penn Station on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. From Grand Central Station, the 4, 5, 6 and 7 Subway trains are available for easy uptown and downtown travel.

Amtrak Trains from Albany to NYC

Empire Service
Ethan Allen Express
Adirondack
Maple Leaf

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