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There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady by train, bus, subway, 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  •  4 h 37 min

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

$44 - $96

Cheapest option

Subway, bus, line 905 bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 286
  3. Take the line 905 bus from State St & Lodge St - S. Pearl Station to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station 905

$30 - $60

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Bus, line 905 bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY Nyc / ...
  2. Take the line 905 bus from Albany Bus Terminal to State St & Nott Terr - Veeder/Nott Terrace Station 905

$36 - $58

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 40 min

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

$110 - $376

Fly New York JFK to Burlington, bus, train  •  7 h 25 min

  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 Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak

$125 - $431

Fly New York JFK to Worcester, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH
  2. Take the train from Worcester Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak

$121 - $527

AirTrain, train, train to Newark, fly to Albany, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
  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 - Albany to Schenectady, NY

$218 - $439

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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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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Schenectady Amtrak via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 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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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady without a car is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min 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, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $40 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus and line 905 bus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Schenectady Amtrak 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 37 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. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady via Jamaica, NY, Jamaica, Penn Station, New York, NY, Albany, NY, and Albany Bus Terminal in around 5 h 37 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 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 to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Rutland Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Worcester Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $110
Business
$80 - $120
Train from Syracuse to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $50
Economy
$45 - $70
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $110
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Albany Bus Terminal to State St & Nott Terr - Veeder/Nott Terrace Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
vttranslines.com
Book at
vttranslines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min 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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