Transportation during breaks

The Parking and Transportation Office typically coordinates free transportation to the bus station, train station, and Albany airport around the Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break. For details please visit their Web site or call them at (518) 276-6616.

CDTA Buses

Students and faculty can now use all CDTA bus routes with the exception of STAR and NX services. Just swipe your ID through the farebox and you are on your way.

Routes servicing Rensselaer

Travel Directions to RPI

Travel directions located on RPI’s main site

Albany International Airport

Albany International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes from Rensselaer and offers service from a number of different airlines. Taxi service from the airport to Rensselaer is about $20-25.

Albany Bus Terminal

Greyhound Bus and Adirondack Trailways serve most of the state with express and local buses. The Albany Bus Terminal is located at 34 Hamilton St. Taxi service from the bus station to Rensselaer is about $20. MegaBus offers service to/from the train station (see below).

Adirondack Trailways – (518) 436-9651
Greyhound Bus – (800) 231 2222

Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

Amtrak serves most cities of the state. The train stop serving Albany/Troy is the Albany-Rensselaer station, located directly across the Hudson River from Albany. Taxi service from the train station to Rensselaer is about $20.

Amtrak – (800) USA-RAIL

MegaBus also offers bus service from the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station parking lot.


The taxi system in the Capital District area may differ in its rate schedule from the system in your area. Meters are not used, and the charge is determined per person per zone crossed en route to your destination.

Black & White Cab System – (518) 272-6961
Duffy’s Taxi Inc. – (518) 433-8400
Troy Capitaland Taxi – (518) 270-8294
Yellow Cab – (518) 434-2222

Rental Car Discounts

Hertz offers Parents of Rensselaer members special year-round discounts on your daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly rentals for business or pleasure, whether you are traveling in the U.S. or worldwide. The Parents of Rensselaer CDP #1407844 is the key! Call 1.800.654.2200 or visit Hertz to make your reservation.