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

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Bus  •  3 h 30 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 Amtrak  •  3 h 50 min

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

$56 - $115

Train VIA Rail  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Schenectady to Grand Central Terminal VIA Rail / ...

$30 - $110

Line 905 bus, bus  •  3 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 4051 / ...

$24 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Schenectady to New York 167.7 miles

$16 - $24

Line 355 bus, fly, train  •  4 h 42 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
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

$200 - $414

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

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The bus from Schenectady, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schenectady and arriving at Grand Central Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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The nearest airport to New York is New York La Guardia (LGA) Airport which is 7.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include Teterboro (TEB) (9.4 miles), Newark (EWR) (9.9 miles), New York JFK (JFK) (12.8 miles) and White Plains (HPN) (28.2 miles).

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

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Map of how to get from Schenectady to New York.
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  • Distance: 144.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Trailways New York operates a bus from Schenectady to New York hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Schenectady to New York hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 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
$120 - $180
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules 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
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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, 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

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