There are 5 ways to get from Schenectady to Niagara Falls by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Schenectady to Niagara Falls Station VIA Rail / ...

$45 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Schenectady, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 248

$35 - $81

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Buffalo, NY Albany

$48 - $74

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Schenectady to Niagara Falls 286.4 miles

$28 - $45

Line 355 bus, fly, line 40 bus  •  5 h 35 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 Buffalo (BUF) ALB - BUF
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St

$52 - $392

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The cheapest way to get from Schenectady to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Schenectady to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Schenectady and Niagara Falls is 261 miles. The road distance is 286.4 miles.

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The train from Schenectady to Niagara Falls Station takes 6 h 4 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schenectady to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Schenectady, Ny and arriving at Main St & Pine Ave via Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schenectady and arriving at Niagara Falls Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between Schenectady, NY, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

VIA Rail operates a train from Schenectady to Niagara Falls every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 6 h 4 min. Amtrak also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Schenectady to Niagara Falls hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $160
Business
$110 - $160
Business Plus/Sleeper
$200 - $280
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
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 Schenectady, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
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
NFTA Metro
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com

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