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About Schenectady

Schenectady is a city in the Hudson Valley about 20 minutes outside of the New York state capital, Albany. Schenectady is a convenient and exciting place to stay if you want easy access to some of the best Upstate destinations, from Saratoga Springs and Lake George to the Adirondacks.

Dive into the area's history by wandering through The Stockade Historic District, a residential area with over 40 homes that pre-date the American Revolution. Then, to pay homage to more recent history, like Thomas Edison's establishment of General Electric in Schenectady, the Museum of Science and Innovation includes exhibits about outer space, engineering and design, inventions, and technology. And remember to stop and smell the roses at the Central Park Rose Garden!

Schenectady is well-connected to other Upstate New York destinations via Trailways buses, including Adirondack Trailways. Intercity buses also provide service to New York City in just over 3 hours. Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited, Maple Lead, Empire Service, and Ethan Allen Express stop in Schenectady with connections to Buffalo, Chicago, Washington, and more. For those who prefer to fly, Albany International Airport is the closest airport to Schenectady.

What bus companies travel to Schenectady, New York?

Located in New York, Schenectady is accessible by bus from 3 other cities. You can choose from 23 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Schenectady on Wanderu. PandaNY Bus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Schenectady are also available..

Bus companies serving Schenectady

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1001d 22h 50m$325.94
Adirondack Trailways304h 6m$55.70
Greyhound99h 57m$65.27
PandaNY Bus13h 17m$32.59
Wanda Coach13h 15m$27.45
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With affordable prices and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking for travel between cities' Chinatown districts.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Schenectady?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Schenectady by bus with Adirondack Pool giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Adirondack Trailways had the most comfortable bus service to Schenectady taking into account the seats and amenities that Adirondack Trailways offers. They rate Adirondack Trailways a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Schenectady punctually, travelers suggest that Adirondack Pool has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Schenectady, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$27.45 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Schenectady, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Schenectady. In the last month, buses from New York to Schenectady had the lowest average price at $31.39.

The busiest bus station in Schenectady is 713 State Street. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Schenectady are:

  • 713 State Street
  • 900 State St
  • Schenectady Bus Stop
Schenectady ranks number 15 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 86 in United States. Schenectady ranks number 22 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Schenectady via bus service. On average 19 direct daily bus trips serve Schenectady.
The population of Schenectady is 65305. Schenectady ranks number 18 in terms of population in New York and number 322 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Schenectady range from for a short trip to Schenectady, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Schenectady starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Schenectady can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
People who take the bus to Schenectady are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Schenectady easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Schenectady is Schenectady Bus Stop, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Schenectady Bus Stop as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Schenectady. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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