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Rensselaer is a city in New York on the Hudson River opposite Albany.

Rensselaer City Hall


Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Rensselaer Rail Station
  • 1 Amtrak, 525 East Street, toll-free: +1-800-872-7245. The Albany-Rensselaer station is Amtrak's 10th busiest. Taxis from the train station into Albany are pricey due to a cab company monopoly, so get a ride if you can. Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) bus route 214 connects downtown Albany to the station 6 AM-11 PM Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-7 PM Sundays. CDTA bus route 114 connects the station with downtown Albany, the University at Albany, St. Rose College and Crossgates Mall. Trains serving the stations include the Maple Leaf (New York-Albany-Toronto), the Adirondack (New York-Albany-Montreal), Empire Service (New York-Albany-Niagara Falls), the Ethan Allen Express (Rutland-Albany-New York), and the Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-Buffalo-Albany-New York/Boston).

By bus[edit]

  • 2 Megabus, North Surface parking lot off of East Street (The entrance to the lot is located on East St., just north of Wendell St.). Megabus connects Albany with New York City. Fares start at just $1 when reserved far in advance. Parking is available in the surface lots adjacent to the stop.
  • Capital District Transportation Authority, +1 518 482-8822. CDTA offers very limited bus service to the Albany International Airport. Routes 610 operates from around 6AM to around 11:30PM every 25–30 minutes during the day and almost every hour at night. Weekend service is very infrequent. Route 737 serve the airport during weekday rush hours only and is infrequent as well.

By car[edit]

  • Interstate 90 (I-90)

Get around[edit]




  • 1 The Shoppes at Greenbush Commons, 600 North Greenbush Rd. Retail park, includes a Target, Home Depot, and Staples.





Go next[edit]

Routes through Rensselaer
MontrealSaratoga Springs  N  S  HudsonNew York City
BuffaloSchenectady  W  S  HudsonNew York City
Buffalo (Depew)Schenectady  W  E/S  Pittsfield/PoughkeepsieBoston/New York City
BuffaloAlbany  W  E  West StockbridgeSpringfield
MontrealAlbany  N  S  KinderhookNew York City
AuburnAlbany  W  E  PittsfieldSpringfield

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