There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Schenectady by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Central Terminal to Schenectady VIA Rail / ...

$30 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus, line 905 bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...
  2. Take the line 905 bus from State St & Lodge St - S. Pearl Station to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station 905

$25 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Schenectady, NY

$30 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Schenectady 163.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly, bus  •  5 h 14 min

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

$210 - $425

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Schenectady is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Schenectady is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Schenectady is 141 miles. The road distance is 163.6 miles.

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The train from Grand Central Terminal to Schenectady takes 3 h 14 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Schenectady, NY. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Grand Central Terminal and arriving at Schenectady. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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

VIA Rail operates a train from Manhattan to Schenectady every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Amtrak also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Manhattan to Schenectady every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules 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 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 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
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from State St & Lodge St - S. Pearl Station to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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