One of Amtrak's "weekly specials" right now is Albany-Rensselaer to/from New York Penn during parts of July.
When we checked Amtrak's website this morning, it quoted us a $27.75 fare for:
+ afternoon trips (leave 3:05 pm) Monday-Thursday starting July 12
+ morning trips (leave 7:05 am) Saturdays starting July 10
That's about $10 cheaper than the usual lowest price (make sure you go through the weekly specials section). And, of course, you'll probably need to get back -- the return fare is $37 and up.
By the way: The weekly specials page includes routes in other states -- and they have much cooler names than "Empire Service." Michigan has a "Wolverine" line, Florida a "Silver Meteor" and California a "California Zephyr."
(Thanks, Jessica R!)
Earlier on AOA: The best way to get from Albany to NYC?
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