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

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Schenectady, Ny 277 / ...

$24 - $60

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Train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Schenectady Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$40 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Schenectady 185.6 miles

$18 - $27

Fly, bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Albany (ALB) BOS - ALB
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle to Schenectady, NY

$195 - $408

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Schenectady, Ny. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Schenectady Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Boston and Schenectady is 151 miles. The road distance is 185.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Schenectady without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 15 min and costs .

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The bus from Boston, Ma to Schenectady, Ny takes 5 h 15 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Boston to Schenectady bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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Boston to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Schenectady is to bus which takes 5 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Boston to Schenectady bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Schenectady, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Schenectady.
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  • Distance: 150.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Schenectady, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston to Schenectady every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $60 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Schenectady once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Schenectady, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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trailwaysny.com

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Boston to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Schenectady Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Schenectady is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Boston to Schenectady.

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Albany Airport.

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Book your Boston to Schenectady bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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