There are 5 ways to get from Newark to Schenectady by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$22 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus, line 905 bus  •  5 h 3 min

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

$21 - $86

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$38 - $239

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Schenectady 162.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Schenectady, Ny

$183 - $413

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Schenectady, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Newark to Schenectady every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Newark to Schenectady every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 11 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
Economy Plus
$75 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Business Plus/Sleeper
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Albany, Ny to Schenectady, Ny
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $12
Flexible
$15 - $19
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
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
Bus from State St & Lodge St - S. Pearl Station to State St & Washington Ave - Liberty Park Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Newark to Schenectady?

The distance between Newark and Schenectady is 232 km. The road distance is 259 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Newark to Schenectady?

The cheapest way to get from Newark to Schenectady is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Newark to Schenectady?

The quickest way to get from Newark to Schenectady is to drive which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $15 - $23.

Is there a direct train between Newark and Schenectady?

No, there is no direct train from Newark to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Schenectady via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

Is there a direct bus between Newark and Schenectady?

No, there is no direct bus from Newark to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Schenectady, Ny via New York, Ny and Albany, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

How long does it take to get from Newark to Schenectady?

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Newark to Schenectady, including transfers.