There are 6 ways to get from Buffalo to Schenectady by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Schenectady VIA Rail / ...

$45 - $150

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Schenectady, Ny 255 / ...

$30 - $80

4 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY Eastbound / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Schenectady, NY

$53 - $102

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Schenectady 273.8 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Albany, bus  •  4 h 44 min

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

$61 - $364

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA
  2. Take the train from Grand Central Terminal to Schenectady

$108 - $496

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Schenectady is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Schenectady is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Schenectady is 252 miles. The road distance is 273.8 miles.

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The train from Buffalo to Schenectady takes 5 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buffalo, Ny and arriving at Schenectady, Ny. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Buffalo and arriving at Schenectady. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Schenectady. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 251.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

VIA Rail operates a train from Buffalo to Schenectady every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $150 and the journey takes 5 h 13 min. Amtrak also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Schenectady via Syracuse, NY in around 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Train from Grand Central Terminal to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Schenectady, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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