There are 7 ways to get from Schenectady to Niagara Falls by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 27 min

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

$45 - $160

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 38 min

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

$35 - $81

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Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Schenectady, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Buffalo, NY Westbound

$56 - $104

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Schenectady to Niagara Falls 286.4 miles

$28 - $45

Fly from Albany  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Buffalo (BUF) ALB - BUF

$148 - $772

Train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Schenectady to New York
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Buffalo (BUF) LGA - BUF

$108 - $493

Train to Newark, fly  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Schenectady to New York
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Buffalo (BUF) EWR - BUF

$144 - $601

Questions & Answers

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 Syracuse, NY and Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 18 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 27 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 best way to get from Schenectady to Niagara Falls without a car is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs .

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The train from Schenectady to Niagara Falls Station takes 6 h 27 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Schenectady to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Schenectady, Ny station.

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Schenectady to Niagara Falls train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Schenectady station.

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The best way to get from Schenectady to Niagara Falls is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 18 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 8 h 16 min.

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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Schenectady to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Buffalo, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Schenectady to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 261 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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 27 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Schenectady to Niagara Falls via Syracuse, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Ellicott St & MTC in around 7 h 18 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 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
Train from Schenectady to New York
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
3 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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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.

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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

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Schenectady to Niagara Falls train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Niagara Falls Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schenectady to Niagara Falls is 286 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Schenectady to Niagara Falls.

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American Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 472+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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