Albany-Rensselaer Station

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  • Etienne V.
    "Follow the blue line to the Megabus stop."(3 Tips)
    Courtney R.
    "great views of the Hudson River!"(3 Tips)
    Kayle L.
    "Train switches engines to pick up a cafe car sometimes."(2 Tips)
    Duy B.
    "Use the fire station parking if there's a spot."(2 Tips)
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  • Mike D.
    Mike DaveyDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    This is by far the best transit option in the capital district. Clean facility and very easy to get to and from. Try to arrange a ride though, the cab prices are ridiculous.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Tony G.
    Tony GJune 25, 2013
    Had a great experience there. Jose Sosa was great in helping us get to New York before our scheduled trains. He went above and beyond in helping us with the NJ Transit as well. Everyone was very nice.
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenSeptember 27, 2014
    Great cafe Across the street. This station is a true hub for train travel. Needs some expanding service. .. high speed could serve here easily.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Tim S.
    Tim SleathJune 4, 2014
    The station is nice and the coffee beanery has a decent selection of sandwiches, yoghurts, muffins etc for the long train journey north.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Richard P.
    Sit to the right of you are heading to points south (eg NYC) from Albany for some excellent views of our might Hudson River
  • Etienne V.
    Etienne VientienneSeptember 12, 2013
    Go to the front of the station at East St & Herrick St to catch #114 bus to downtown Albany. It's about 10 minutes over the river. $4 unlimited day pass.
  • Peter Olesen L.
    Peter Olesen LundDecember 13, 2014
    The Lake Shore Limited. West bound the 49 of NYC and the 449 of Boston join as one on to Chicago, IL. East bound the 48 separates here ending at NYC and the 448 ends at Boston.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MartinSeptember 15, 2014
    Just enough time to hit the usually clean bathrooms and grab a to go meal that's better than what is available in the cafe car.
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoOctober 7, 2016
    Easy station to get in and out of with access up and down the Hudson River. Very helpful staff.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.October 31, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    When headed to NYC, grab a seat on the right side of the train to enjoy great views of the Hudson River! Very pretty!
  • Liliana M.
    Liliana MartinezJuly 23, 2012
    Ask for the price of the taxi before leaving the terminal, paid more for a 7 minute ride in Albany, than from JFK to manhattan
  • Jason M.
    Jason MesiarikJanuary 22, 2014
    Avoid the taxis - cash only and they'll double and triple the fares with shared rides - ripoff city!
  • Amy H.
    Amy HydeMay 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    White business men are the meanest and have no hearts. They push asian women with injuries just to get a good seat. Is it worth it? Do you have wives? Is this how you treat them?
  • Etienne V.
    Etienne VientienneSeptember 11, 2013
    If you are going to NYC this is where you need to be. They pick up SUNY students/professors up first.
  • Philip M.
    Philip MazzottiFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out for the random TSA checkpoint. You'll be delayed about 5 min and potentially miss your train when you don't allocate time for it.
  • Emma S.
    Emma SarachanNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The ambiance of the parking garage is similar to that of the Enchanted Tiki Room.
  • Jack W.
    Jack WarnerApril 18, 2016
    Enterprise car rental spots are on your way out of the station parking lot on the right
  • Kris M.
    Kris MinksteinDecember 30, 2012
    By no means a wine snob, but could really go for something besides Sutter Home from the Cafe. #werenotincollegeanymore #drinkinitanyway
  • Bonnie B.
    Bonnie BishOctober 11, 2013
    The Canadians were quarantined in their own train car. Now the Americans are eyeing their seats
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CarknardApril 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Boston papers and watching trains go by=two of my favorite things in one place 😻🚂🚊🚆
  • Duy B.
    Duy BuiFebruary 26, 2011
    Use the fire station parking if there's a spot. Otherwise parking garage is underneath the overpass.
  • Bob R.
    Bob ReimSeptember 1, 2014
    Visitor will be traveling from Albany to NYC Sunday noon; are reservations needed?
  • Aaron
    AaronJune 15, 2013
    Great place to watch the sunset!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SarwarFebruary 12, 2015
    Love this place, brings back memories 😄👍
  • Scott P. T.
    Scott P. TaborOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The train to NYP Station departs out of Gate C and a line will form in anticipation. Save yourself the wait-in-line by using Gate D to board the departing train to NYP Station.
  • Rose P.
    Rose ParkJuly 14, 2015
    Hilton Albany offers a free shuttle service if you have reservations. Just give them a call when your train arrives.
  • Steve D.
    Probably the cleanest train station I've been to.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DonelsonFebruary 20, 2012
    Go across the parking lot for some drinks and food. It's called June Bugs. It's heavenly.
  • David G.
    David GrapkaMarch 29, 2014
    Arrive early to be at the front of the coffee lines !
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn MahoneyMay 20, 2013
    The coffee place inside is good!
  • K T.
    K TSeptember 6, 2011
    Great fun station... Great alternative for Albany to NYC commute...
  • Etienne V.
    Etienne VientienneSeptember 11, 2013
    Follow the blue line to the Megabus stop.
  • Kayle L.
    Kayle LightJanuary 7, 2012
    Train switches engines to pick up a cafe car sometimes. Nows your chance to get a overpriced cold hot dog!
  • Philip M.
    Philip MazzottiJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the chili. Best in the... station.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BrodySeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Instructions for using escalators
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SargentApril 12, 2012
    It's so nice like an airplane! It has the little pullout tables
  • Kait M.
    Kait MunroAugust 16, 2012
    Bring your own drinks. The vending machine is overpriced. Two bottles of water = $4.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SeaborgJuly 26, 2013
    You can run train on me, if you're nice
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerJune 23, 2013
    No Hertz counter at the station. It's a $16 taxi ride to the Hertz office. Hertz only reimbursed $10. Enterprise counter is at this station.
  • Kathleen M.
    Kathleen McCarthyMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Train from NYC to Albany is always too hot.....completely miserable
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WebsterJanuary 28, 2012
    Classiest American train station I've ever been to!
  • Buggy V.
    Buggy VolkJune 3, 2013
    Cabs are limited. Be prepared to wait.
  • Christo d.
    Christo dKDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are on Amtrak's Maple Leaf, consider deboarding while engines are swapped. The bump can be rather unpleasant.
  • Peter Olesen L.
    Peter Olesen LundDecember 13, 2014
    One train now two, 48 to NYC, 448 to Boston. And, running late today.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KiddJuly 19, 2012
    Say hi to Khai and Karen Gibbs for me.
  • patrick r.
    patrick rusterAugust 20, 2014
    Much preferred over the experience at the bus station.
  • Roberta A.
    Roberta AshnerNovember 18, 2012
    Friendly staff but still everything is overpriced
  • Todd K.
    Todd KAugust 17, 2013
    Don't miss your train!
  • Manda F.
    Manda FloodDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There's old people in Christmas hats singing Christmas songs right now...
  • Nathan
    NathanMay 3, 2014
    Smoke if you got 'em!
  • Gene H.
    Gene HDecember 27, 2011
    I like when pigs fly
  • Susan R.
    Susan RellaMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Adorable girl scouts selling cookies today.
  • Gregg T.
    Gregg TwergoJanuary 18, 2011
    Use the quik-trak, so much faster
  • Bob C.
    Bob CareyFebruary 26, 2015
    Interesting stop for the Amtrak Lakeshore Ltd train.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JonesOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the honor system parking at the Firehouse.
  • katrina p.
    katrina panovichDecember 14, 2010
    deelicious mac n cheese at the cafe.
  • Carlene M.
    Carlene MahannaAugust 1, 2011
    dont step outside of the train too many smokers
  • rob m.
    rob martinMay 2, 2010
    Great cafe, grab a sandwich and drink before catching the train
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HydeApril 12, 2012
    So much better than the bus
  • Amy H.
    Amy HydeNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't waste your money on coffee at the cafe station ... Dunkin Donuts is down the road
  • noel h.
    noel hidalgoFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    @ the cafe, sip some cheap wine & free wifi!
  • Carter R.
    Carter RosenbergFebruary 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm waiting by the post office, call if the train is running late.
  • Truong N.
    Truong NguyenJuly 15, 2011
    Not so impressive cafe...called the coffee grindery
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Luggage space is tight, only available space is overhead racks for carryons. Could use a space for luggage!
  • Sam R.
    Sam RosenbergJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    More hot sauce.
  • alana marie e.
    alana marie edmundsAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Megabus leaves from parking lot b (economy lot)
  • Paul B.
    Paul BeaudetMay 10, 2010
    Anyone tried the MegaBus?
  • Christine M.
    Christine MottaSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't go to the guy w the crack spots he's rude n dumb
  • Víctor G.
    Víctor GoperJuly 20, 2014
    Esta estacion ofrece su servicio muy rapido pero es mejor reservar y lo mejor tiene el wifi y el tiempo no es aburrido
  • Tak I.
    Tak IJuly 20, 2013
    アムトラック初めて!
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