There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Schenectady by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Schenectady, NY

$30 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus, line 905 bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...
  2. Take the line 905 bus from State St & Lodge St - S. Pearl Station to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station 763 / ...

$25 - $55

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from New York to Schenectady VIA Rail

$33 - $113

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Schenectady 163.6 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Schenectady, NY. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Schenectady is 141 miles. The road distance is 163.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Schenectady without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Schenectady, NY takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Manhattan to Schenectady bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Schenectady is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 17 min.

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Manhattan to Schenectady bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Schenectady, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Schenectady is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Manhattan to Schenectady.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Schenectady. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Schenectady.
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  • Distance: 141.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Schenectady, NY, USA?

Trailways New York operates a bus from Manhattan to Schenectady every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Manhattan to Schenectady every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 9 min.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
Economy Plus
$75 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Business Plus/Sleeper
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from State St & Lodge St - S. Pearl Station to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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