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  •  4h 39m

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

$39 - $61

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from New York JFK International Airport to New York Port Authority Bus Terminal JFK Airport - NYC / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady Nyc

$40 - $74

Bus via Albany Bus Terminal  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the bus from New York JFK International Airport to New York Port Authority Bus Terminal JFK Airport - NYC / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY New York

$45 - $101

Drive  •  3h 9m

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

$17 - $26

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 Amtrak Station

$130 - $532

Fly New York JFK to Burlington, bus, train  •  7h 27m

  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 Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station

$191 - $263

Train, train to Newark, fly to Albany, line 905 bus  •  5h 11m

  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 line 905 bus from Central Ave & Colonie Center - Colonie Station to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station

$249 - $685

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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 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 - $26 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from New York JFK International Airport and arriving at Schenectady via New York, NY - Midtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Schenectady Amtrak Station via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 39m.

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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 4h 39m and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), depart from New York JFK International Airport station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady via New York Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, NY - Midtown in around 6h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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 Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
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 Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Rutland Amtrak Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
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 Syracuse to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 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
20 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
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Central Ave & Colonie Center - Colonie Station to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs $35 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $75 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady bus services, operated by Fox Bus, arrive at Schenectady station.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Schenectady is 179 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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There are 110+ hotels available in Schenectady. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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