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

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Train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...

$35 - $85

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Schenectady, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Capital Bus Tours

$15 - $55

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Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak  •  3 h 48 min

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

$61 - $120

Line 905 bus, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 905 bus from State St & Broadway - Downtown/Train Station to State St & S. Pearl St - S. Pearl Station 763 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...

$24 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Schenectady to New York 167.7 miles

$16 - $24

Line 355 bus, fly  •  4 h 36 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

$200 - $410

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schenectady, NY and arriving at New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schenectady Amtrak and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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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 3 h 25 min and costs $35 - $85.

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The train from Schenectady Amtrak to New York Penn Station takes 3 h 25 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Schenectady to New York bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Schenectady, NY station.

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

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The best way to get from Schenectady to New York is to train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $55 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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  • Distance: 144.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Schenectady to New York every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Schenectady to New York every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to New York
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $110
Business
$80 - $120
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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 State St & S. Pearl St - S. Pearl Station
Ave. Duration
53 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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Schenectady to New York bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal 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 2 h 58 min 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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There are 1825+ hotels available in New York. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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