There are 5 ways to get from Buffalo to Schenectady by train, bus, car 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  •  5 h 19 min

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

$45 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 35 min

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

$30 - $80

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY

$48 - $68

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Schenectady 273.8 miles

$26 - $40

Fly, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Albany (ALB) BUF - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Schenectady, Ny

$51 - $367

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 19 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Buffalo to Schenectady every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
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 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$75 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
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
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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 Buffalo to Schenectady?

The distance between Buffalo and Schenectady is 403 km. The road distance is 438 km.

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

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

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

The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Schenectady is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $50 - $370.

Is there a direct train between Buffalo and Schenectady?

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 19 min.

Is there a direct bus between Buffalo and Schenectady?

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.

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

The train from Buffalo to Schenectady takes 5 h 19 min including transfers and departs hourly.