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

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Train  •  4 h 22 min

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

$39 - $91

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave. to Schenectady, NY - Taste of China 711 State St. Capital Bus Tours

$23 - $26

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Bus, line 905 bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...
  2. Take the line 905 bus from State St & Lodge St - S. Pearl Station to State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station 905

$25 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Queens to Schenectady 175.8 miles

$17 - $25

Subway, fly, bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the subway from 104 St to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  3. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Schenectady, NY

$208 - $428

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The cheapest way to get from Queens to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Queens to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Queens to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl and arriving at Schenectady, NY - Taste of China 711 State St. via New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Queens to Schenectady station. However, there are services departing from Jamaica and arriving at Schenectady Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Queens and Schenectady is 148 miles. The road distance is 175.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Queens to Schenectady without a car is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Queens to Schenectady, including transfers.

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Queens to Schenectady bus services, operated by Capital Bus Tour, depart from New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave. station.

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Queens to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Queens to Schenectady is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $27 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 148.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Queens, NY, USA and Schenectady, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Queens 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, Capital Bus Tour operates a bus from Queens to Schenectady 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
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 Station
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
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
Bus operators
Capital Bus Tour
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave. to Schenectady, NY - Taste of China 711 State St.
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
capitalbustour.com
Book 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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
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

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Queens to Schenectady bus services, operated by Capital Bus Tour, arrive at Schenectady, NY - Taste of China 711 State St. station.

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Queens to Schenectady train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Schenectady Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Queens to Schenectady is 176 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Queens to Schenectady.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 93+ hotels available in Schenectady. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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