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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 31 min

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

$33 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$31 - $92

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Brooklyn to Schenectady 173.8 miles

$17 - $25

Line 2 subway, train, fly, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Church Av to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  4. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Schenectady, Ny

$202 - $434

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

VIA Rail operates a train from Brooklyn to Schenectady every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 11 min. Amtrak also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Brooklyn to Schenectady every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Bus from Albany, Ny to Schenectady, Ny
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $12
Flexible
$15 - $19
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Website
cdta.org
Bus from State St & Lodge St - S. Pearl Station to State St & Washington Ave - Liberty Park Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brooklyn to Schenectady?

The distance between Brooklyn and Schenectady is 241 km. The road distance is 278 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brooklyn to Schenectady?

The cheapest way to get from Brooklyn to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brooklyn to Schenectady?

The quickest way to get from Brooklyn to Schenectady is to drive which takes 3 h 7 min and costs $17 - $25.

Is there a direct bus between Brooklyn and Schenectady?

No, there is no direct bus from Brooklyn to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Flatbush Av/Church Av and arriving at Schenectady, Ny via Brooklyn, Ny, New York, Ny and Albany, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Brooklyn to Schenectady?

It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Brooklyn to Schenectady, including transfers.