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 to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$20 - $35

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Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from Schenectady, Ny to Albany, Ny 220 / ...

$1 - $19

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 drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Schenectady to Albany is to train which costs $20 - $35 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schenectady, Ny and arriving at Albany, Ny. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schenectady Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak. Services depart hourly, 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 $20 - $35.

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The train from Schenectady Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak takes 21 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Schenectady to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Schenectady, Ny 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 $20 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1 - $19 and takes 25 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 to Albany every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 21 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Schenectady to Albany every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $19 and the journey takes 25 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to Albany
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $28
Economy
$22 - $30
Economy Plus
$35 - $55
Business
$30 - $45
Business Plus/Sleeper
$55 - $80
Bus operators
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 Schenectady, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $19
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
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Other operators
Taxi from Schenectady to Albany
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Capital City Taxi
Phone
+1 518-478-6994
Website
facebook.com
Duffy's Taxi
Phone
+1 518-783-8294

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