A train ride from the Amtrak Syracuse station will get you to New York City (Penn Station) in 5 hours and 35 minutes with only 11 stops. The Amtrak Syracuse Station has great food options and sets you up for an enjoyable, relaxing ride to the city. The ride will take you through the pleasant stops of Rome, Utica, Amsterdam, Schenectady, Albany-Rensselaer, Hudson, Rhinecliff, Poughkeepsie, Croton-Harmon, and Yonkers. Your view of natural scenery between stops will be one of the best you can experience on an Amtrak train. You will get a great view of the Hudson River for a majority of the train ride, as well as lots of great nature and urban communities.
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. While you enjoy this ride do not forget to check out New York By Rail’s recommendations for things to do in New York City. 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 Syracuse 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.