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There are 4 ways to get from Schenectady to Cambridge by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Schenectady to Boston

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Albany to Boston

2 alternative options

Drive

  1. Drive from Schenectady to Cambridge

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Schenectady to Rutland
  2. Fly from Rutland (RUT) to Boston (BOS)

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The cheapest way to get from Schenectady to Cambridge is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Schenectady to Cambridge is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schenectady station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Veeder/Nott Terrace Station-State St & Veeder Ave and arriving at Boston via Albany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schenectady and arriving at Boston. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Schenectady and Cambridge is 148 miles. The road distance is 183.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Schenectady to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs $35 - $55.

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The train from Schenectady to Boston takes 6h 3m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Schenectady to Cambridge bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany station.

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Schenectady to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Schenectady station.

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The best way to get from Schenectady to Cambridge is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $40 and takes 6h 27m.

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  • Distance: 148.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Schenectady, NY, USA and Cambridge, MA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Schenectady to Boston once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6h 3m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Boston once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Rutland to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
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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Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Schenectady to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $90
Train from Schenectady to Rutland
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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 Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70

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The quickest flight from Rutland Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Schenectady to Cambridge bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston station.

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Schenectady to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schenectady to Cambridge is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Schenectady to Cambridge.

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Cape Air offers flights from Rutland Airport to Boston Airport.

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