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Travel guide Boston–Albany


What train companies operate the route from Boston to Albany?

This route is covered jointly by various Amtrak services (Acela Express and Northeast Regional services through New York City’s Pennsylvania Station; Empire Service for the remainder of the route through Albany).

What is the schedule for the train route from Boston to Albany?

Trains depart frequently, with the earliest trains departing at 5:05 AM and the latest trains departing at 9:30 PM. Weekend service is slightly diminished, with the earliest departure times being later, at 6:40 AM.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Boston to Albany?

Trains depart from South Station in Boston and arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Station.

What distance is the train route from Boston to Albany?

The overall distance traveled by train is around 350 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Boston to Albany by train?

Typical travel times hover around 8 hours.

What are the stops on the train route from Boston to Albany?

Routes involving the Northeast Regional trains stop at Back Bay Station, Westwood Station, Providence Station, West Kingston Station, New London, New Haven Station, Bridgeport, Stamford Station, and Pennsylvania Station (transfer station). Further stops include Yonkers Station, Croton-on-Hudson Station, Poughkeepsie Station, Rhinecliff, and Hudson Station.

Why should you travel by train from Boston to Albany?

Trains from Boston to Albany are convenient for travelers who have no car or wish to avoid driving through stressful east coast traffic.

What is there to see and do in Albany?

Visitors to Albany can check out the Albany Institute of History and Art, the New York State Museum, the Washington Park Historic District, the USS Slater (a WWII ship), the Schuyler Mansion, and the Ten Broeck Mansion. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy nearby John Boyd Thacher State Park and Washington Park Lake.