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There are 4 ways to get from Schenectady to Olean by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Schenectady, NY to Binghamton, NY
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Olean, NY

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Schenectady to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY

Drive

  1. Drive from Schenectady to Olean

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Buffalo (BUF)
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY

Schenectady to Olean by train and bus

The journey time between Schenectady and Olean is around 13h 58m and covers a distance of around 370 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 44m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 26m. Operated by Amtrak, VIA Rail, NFTA and others, the Schenectady to Olean service departs from Schenectady and arrives in Olean, NY. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 13m
Layover time:
6h 44m
Total time:
13h 58m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 26m
Journey distance:
370 miles
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
$55
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:34
Last service departs at:
16:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schenectady to Olean train and bus schedules

Schenectady → Olean
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Olean is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Olean is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Olean is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Schenectady to Olean is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Schenectady to Olean is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schenectady to Olean. However, there are services departing from Schenectady, NY and arriving at Olean, NY via Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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It is 236 miles from Schenectady to Olean. It is approximately 293.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Schenectady to Olean without a car is to bus which takes 7h 45m and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 7h 45m to get from Schenectady to Olean, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 33m and has one stopover.

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Schenectady to Olean bus services, operated by Shortline Bus, arrive at Olean, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schenectady to Olean is 294 miles. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Schenectady to Olean.

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  • Distance: 235.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 45m

What companies run services between Schenectady, NY, USA and Olean, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Schenectady to Olean via Binghamton, NY in around 7h 45m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $500
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Schenectady to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $65
Business
$100 - $130
Economy
$75 - $90
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (866) 912-6224
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Coach Erie
Phone
(814) 459-6666
Email
erie@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Senior 65+
$20 - $40
Youth 2-16
$21 - $40
Adult
$23 - $40

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