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There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via New York Moynihan Train Hall  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Schenectady Ethan Allen Express / ...

$43 - $66

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Bus  •  4h 58m

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

$25 - $27

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Train  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady VIA Rail

$68 - $126

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady 174.9 miles

$17 - $25

Fly New York JFK to Syracuse, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Syracuse (SYR) JFK - SYR
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Schenectady

$156 - $852

Fly New York JFK to Burlington, bus, train  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Burlington (BTV) JFK - BTV
  2. Take the bus from Burlington International Airport to Marble Valley Regional Transit Center
  3. Take the train from Rutland to Schenectady

$169 - $1,570

Train, train to Newark, fly to Albany, line 905 bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  4. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  5. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway

$122 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Schenectady via Jamaica and New York Moynihan Train Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 44m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Schenectady is 151 miles. The road distance is 174.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady without a car is to train via New York Moynihan Train Hall which takes 4h 44m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is to train via New York Moynihan Train Hall which takes 4h 44m and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $28 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Schenectady station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady.
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  • Distance: 151 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Schenectady, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Schenectady 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 8m. Alternatively, Fox Bus operates a bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $360
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $390
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Rutland to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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
Economy
$55 - $59
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$80 - $95
Train from Syracuse to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$50 - $53
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$75 - $90
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Vermont Translines
Phone
+1 844- 888-7267
Email
info@vttranslines.com
Website
vttranslines.com
Bus from Burlington International Airport to Marble Valley Regional Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
vttranslines.com
Book at
vttranslines.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is 175 miles. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady.

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JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Syracuse Airport.

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