There are 6 ways to get from Schenectady to New York by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Ethan Allen Express / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  3h 30m

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

$20

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Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...

$52 - $75

Line 905 bus, bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the line 905 bus from State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station to Albany Bus Terminal 905 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Albany

$24 - $42

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Schenectady to New York 167.7 miles

$16 - $24

Line 905 bus, fly, train  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the line 905 bus from State St & Veeder Ave- Veeder/Nott Terrace Station to Central Ave & Northway Mall - Colonie Station
  2. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) ALB - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

$240 - $674

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The cheapest way to get from Schenectady to New York is to bus which costs $20 and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Schenectady to New York is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schenectady and arriving at New York, NY - Midtown. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schenectady Amtrak Station station and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Schenectady and New York is 145 miles. The road distance is 167.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Schenectady to New York without a car is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs $30 - $50.

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The train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station takes 3h 17m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Schenectady to New York bus services, operated by Fox Bus, depart from Schenectady station.

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

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What companies run services between Schenectady, NY, USA and New York, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 17m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Fox Bus operates a bus from Schenectady to New York, NY - Midtown every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to New York
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$29 - $50
Economy
$45 - $70
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$75 - $110
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Schenectady to New York, NY - Midtown
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station to Albany Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Bus from State St & Veeder Ave- Veeder/Nott Terrace Station to Central Ave & Northway Mall - Colonie Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The best way to get from Schenectady to New York is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 and takes 3h 30m.

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

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Schenectady to New York bus services, operated by Fox Bus, arrive at New York, NY - Midtown station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Schenectady to New York is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Schenectady to New York.

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United Airlines offers flights from Albany Airport to Newark Airport.

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