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

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Train  •  8h 3m

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

$70 - $200

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Bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 255 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Schenectady, Ny 220 / ...

$66 - $91

2 alternative options

Drive  •  7h 51m

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Schenectady 459 miles

$45 - $65

Fly  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Albany (ALB) CLE - ALB

$176 - $832

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Schenectady is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 7h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Schenectady is to fly which costs $170 - $850 and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Schenectady, Ny via Buffalo, Ny and Syracuse, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cleveland Amtrak Station station and arriving at Schenectady Amtrak Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 3m.

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The distance between Cleveland and Schenectady is 410 miles. The road distance is 459 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Schenectady without a car is to train which takes 8h 3m and costs $70 - $200.

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The train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station takes 8h 3m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Cleveland to Schenectady bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Schenectady is to train which takes 8h 3m and costs $70 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11h 40m, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $850 and takes 5h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Schenectady.
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  • Distance: 409.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 3m

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Schenectady, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Cleveland to Schenectady twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $200 and the journey takes 8h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to Schenectady via Buffalo, Ny and Syracuse, Ny in around 11h 40m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Room
$300 - $420
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 Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Schenectady, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$40 - $60

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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Schenectady is 459 miles. It takes approximately 7h 51m to drive from Cleveland to Schenectady.

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Delta, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Albany Airport.

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Book your Cleveland to Schenectady bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 102+ hotels available in Schenectady. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27m and costs $3.

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