From Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station to Penn Station, the train ride is approximately 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.