There are 5 ways to get from Newark to Schenectady by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 58 min

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

$30 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus, line 905 bus  •  5 h 7 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 / ...

$28 - $62

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Train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$38 - $214

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Schenectady 162.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle to Schenectady, NY

$193 - $410

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

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

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The distance between Newark and Schenectady is 145 miles. The road distance is 162.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Newark to Schenectady, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Schenectady, Ny via New York, Ny and Albany, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newark station to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Schenectady Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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  • Distance: 145 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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, Amtrak operates a train from Newark to Schenectady every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 3 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
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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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