An off-peak train ride from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central station takes between 99 and 110 minutes on the Metro North Railroad. During peak hours, the average travel time between these stations is approximately 110 minutes.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority defines peak hours as weekdays between 6 and 10 a.m. for trains traveling to NYC. Afternoon peak hours are weekdays between 4 and 8 p.m.. During peak hours, both travel times and fare costs increase. Travel times between Poughkeepsie and Grand Central may be longer than indicated during certain times of the day due to required transfers at certain intermediate stations.