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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Schenectady to New York VIA Rail / ...

$30 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus Capital Bus Tour  •  3 h 30 min

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

$15 - $20

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4051 / ...

$29 - $68

Line 905 bus, bus  •  4 h 33 min

  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

$22 - $84

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Schenectady to New York 167.7 miles

$16 - $24

Line 355 bus, fly  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 355 bus from State St & Veeder Ave- Veeder/Nott Terrace Station to Central Ave & Colonie Center - Colonie Station
  2. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) ALB - EWR

$188 - $404

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

VIA Rail operates a train from Schenectady to New York every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 13 min. Amtrak also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Schenectady to New York every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to New York
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
Economy Plus
$75 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Business Plus/Sleeper
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Capital Bus Tour
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY - Taste of China 711 State St. to New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave.
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
capitalbustour.com
Book at
gotobus.com
LC Coach
Website
lccoachbus.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY to New York
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
lccoachbus.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
56 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 & Colonie Center - Colonie Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Schenectady and New York is 232 km. The road distance is 268 km.

The cheapest way to get from Schenectady to New York is to bus which costs $15 - $20 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schenectady and arriving at New York. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schenectady, NY - Taste of China 711 State St. and arriving at New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave.. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

The train from Schenectady to New York takes 3 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.