Transportation options


Centrally located, Rensselaer County is located at the crossroads of the northeast with a network of two major interstate highways (I-87 and I-90) connecting the east’s major cities: New York City (160 miles), Boston (170 miles), Montreal (215 miles), Washington (380 miles) and Buffalo (290 miles).


The Rensselaer Rail Station, which opened in September 2002, is the 9th busiest station in the country, serving more than 800,000 people each year.

Rensselaer County is also connected with several commercial rail services to access cities throughout the country and Canada, some of which include:


The Capital District Transportation Authority provides regular bus services to residents of the Capital Region. There are a variety of coach lines that provide long-distance trips to the major cities.


The deep-water Port of Albany provides a year-round waterway transportation along the Hudson River. The Port also connects with the revitalized Erie and Champlain Canal systems, allowing water-based transportation to the Great Lake ports in Buffalo and Burlington VT.


There are 8 major commercial airports and 11 general aviation airports within (3 hour) driving distance to the region. Major airports include: