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There are 6 ways to get from Newark to Schenectady (Station) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 35m

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

$58 - $165

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Bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady Nyc

$22 - $26

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Bus via Broadway Station - SUNY Plaza  •  5h 33m

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

$25 - $38

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Newark to Schenectady (Station) 161 miles

$15 - $23

Fly from Newark, line 905 bus  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  2. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway

$101 - $609

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

$133 - $239

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Schenectady (Station) is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Schenectady (Station) is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark to Schenectady (Station). However, there are services departing from Bus Lanes and arriving at Schenectady via New York, NY - Midtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Newark station to Schenectady (Station) station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Schenectady Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Newark and Schenectady (Station) is 145 miles. The road distance is 161 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Schenectady (Station) without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs $55 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Newark to Schenectady (Station), including transfers.

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Newark to Schenectady (Station) bus services, operated by Fox Bus, depart from New York, NY - Midtown station.

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

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The best way to get from Newark to Schenectady (Station) is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs $55 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $26 and takes 5h 4m.

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  • Distance: 144.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Schenectady (Station), 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. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Fox Bus operates a bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Schenectady every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
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 Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Newark Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
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 New York Penn Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$55 - $75
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$80 - $120
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Bus operators
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
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.

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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
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Newark to Schenectady (Station) bus services, operated by Fox Bus, arrive at Schenectady station.

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Newark to Schenectady (Station) train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Schenectady Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Schenectady (Station) is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Newark to Schenectady (Station).

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Schenectady (Station). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $5.

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