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

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Bus  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Albany "Greyhound"

$28 - $37

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Train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

$61 - $86

Train, bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Back Bay to Worcester Framingham/Worcester Line
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY Peter Pan

$38 - $54

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Schenectady 183.2 miles

$17 - $26

Fly to Rutland, drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Rutland (RUT) BOS - RUT
  2. Drive from Rutland to Schenectady

$48 - $115

Fly to Albany  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Albany (ALB) BOS - ALB

$128 - $460

Cambridge to Schenectady by bus

The bus journey time between Cambridge and Schenectady is around 5h 37m and covers a distance of around 206 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 33m. Operated by Greyhound USA and Capital District Transportation (CDTA), the Cambridge to Schenectady bus service departs from Boston and arrives in Veeder/Nott Terrace Station - State St & Nott Terr. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 37m
Fastest bus time:
5h 33m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$27
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
13:45
Last bus departs at:
13:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cambridge to Schenectady bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Schenectady is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Schenectady station. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Veeder/Nott Terrace Station - State St & Nott Terr via Albany Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Schenectady via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 25m.

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The distance between Cambridge and Schenectady is 148 miles. The road distance is 183.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Schenectady without a car is to bus which takes 5h 40m and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Cambridge to Schenectady, including transfers.

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

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Cambridge to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Schenectady is to bus which takes 5h 40m and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6h 25m, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $460 and takes 6h 31m.

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  • Distance: 148.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston to Albany once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 40m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 3m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Boston to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Boston to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Boston to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Boston to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Boston to Albany via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Rutland
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Back Bay to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Rutland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Cambridge to Schenectady bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany station.

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Cambridge to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Schenectady is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Cambridge to Schenectady.

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Rutland Airport.

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