There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Amtrak  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$44 - $96

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Bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from JKF Terminal 4 to New York Westbound New York / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$30 - $111

6 alternative options

Bus, line 905 bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY NYC - Albany
  2. Take the line 905 bus from Albany Bus Terminal to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station 763 / ...

$33 - $55

Train VIA Rail  •  5 h 45 min

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

$36 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady 178.9 miles

$17 - $26

Fly New York JFK to Syracuse, train  •  5 h 43 min

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

$110 - $376

Fly New York JFK to Worcester, bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH
  2. Take the bus from Worcester, Ma to Albany, Ny

$106 - $501

Train, train to Newark, fly to Albany, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to 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 bus from SUNY Collins Circle to Schenectady, NY

$218 - $439

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Schenectady is 151 miles. The road distance is 178.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from JKF Terminal 4 and arriving at Schenectady, Ny via New York, Ny and Albany, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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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 Amtrak via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady bus services, operated by Trans-bridge Lines, arrive at Allentown 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: 4 h 40 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady via New York, New York, Ny, and Albany, Ny in around 4 h 43 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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
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
Bus from Worcester, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book 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
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Albany Bus Terminal to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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