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There are 4 ways to get from Schenectady to Albany by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$21 - $35

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Line 905 bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 905 bus from State St & Veeder Ave- Veeder/Nott Terrace Station to Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station 763 / ...

$2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Schenectady to Albany 18.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Schenectady to Albany 18.4 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Schenectady to Albany is to line 905 bus which costs $2 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Schenectady to Albany is to train which costs $21 - $35 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from State St & Veeder Ave- Veeder/Nott Terrace Station station and arriving at Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schenectady Amtrak Station station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Schenectady and Albany is 15 miles. The road distance is 18.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Schenectady to Albany without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs $21 - $35.

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The train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station takes 21 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Schenectady to Albany bus services, operated by Capital District Transportation (CDTA), depart from State St & Veeder Ave- Veeder/Nott Terrace Station.

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Schenectady to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Schenectady Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Schenectady to Albany is to train which takes 21 min and costs $21 - $35. Alternatively, you can line 905 bus, which costs $2 and takes 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Schenectady to Albany.
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  • Distance: 14.6 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 21 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Capital District Transportation (CDTA) operates a bus from State St & Veeder Ave- Veeder/Nott Terrace Station to Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 46 min.

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 Schenectady Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Business Seat
$25 - $40
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to Albany
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$11 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
EconomyPlus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from State St & Veeder Ave- Veeder/Nott Terrace Station to Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Other operators
Taxi from Schenectady to Albany
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Fast Taxi LLC
Phone
+1 518-202-9000
Website
albanytaxiservice.com
Duffy's Taxi
Phone
+1 518-783-8294
Capital City Taxi
Phone
+1 518-478-6994
Website
facebook.com

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Schenectady to Albany bus services, operated by Capital District Transportation (CDTA), arrive at Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station.

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Schenectady to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schenectady to Albany is 18 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Schenectady to Albany.

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