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

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Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady Nyc

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Train  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Schenectady Lake Shore Limited / ...

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Schenectady 159.7 miles

Train, fly, line 905 bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  3. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Veeder/Nott Terrace Station - State St & Nott Terr

Manhattan to Schenectady by bus

The bus journey time between Manhattan and Schenectady is around 3h 13m and covers a distance of around 167 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 45m. Operated by Fox Bus, the Manhattan to Schenectady bus service departs from New York, NY - Midtown and arrives in Schenectady. Typically 29 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
3h 13m
Fastest bus time:
2h 45m
Bus distance:
167 miles
Buses per week:
29
Cheapest price:
$20
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:15
Last bus departs at:
19:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Schenectady bus schedules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Schenectady is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Schenectady is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Schenectady is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Schenectady is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Midtown and arriving at Schenectady. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station station and arriving at Schenectady. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 47m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Schenectady is 141 miles. The road distance is 159.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Schenectady without a car is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs $20 - $25.

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The bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady takes 3h 15m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Manhattan to Schenectady bus services, operated by Fox Bus, depart from New York, NY - Midtown station.

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Manhattan to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Schenectady is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs $20 - $25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $110 and takes 3h 47m.

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  • Distance: 141.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

Fox Bus operates a bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $25 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Schenectady every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 47m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $45
Business
$80 - $100
Economy
$56 - $60
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Veeder/Nott Terrace Station - State St & Nott Terr
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Manhattan to Schenectady bus services, operated by Fox Bus, arrive at Schenectady station.

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Manhattan to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Schenectady station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Schenectady is 160 miles. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Manhattan to Schenectady.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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