How to get to Schenectady by train
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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 train companies travel to Schenectady, New York?
Located in New York, Schenectady is accessible by train from 53 other cities. You can choose from 232 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Schenectady on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Schenectady are also available..
Train companies serving Schenectady
|Train||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Lake Shore Limited||21||3h 54m||$51.75|
|Amtrak Maple Leaf||16||2h 54m||$52.48|
|Amtrak Empire Service||15||2h 41m||$48.78|
|Amtrak Adirondack||14||2h 19m||$45.44|
|Amtrak Ethan Allen Express||13||2h 16m||$48.51|
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.
The Amtrak Empire Service is a rail line spanning the Empire Corridor, a rail route through New York state from New York City to Niagara Falls. Several Amtrak passenger trains service this route, providing travelers with multiple options when commuting between cities in New York State. The trains themselves feature free internet, cafe service with snacks, beverages, and meals, and comfortable seats to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley and Upstate New York.
Amtrak Adirondack is a cross-border international rail service linking New York City with Montreal in Canada. The ride across the state is very comfortable with generous seat widths and legroom, an onboard café service, power outlets for passenger use, and complimentary WiFi- not to mention gorgeous views of the Hudson Valley.
Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express line connects New York City to Rutland, Vermont. The scenic trip along the Hudson River Valley includes ten intermediate stops throughout New York and Vermont. This higher-speed rail service departs once daily. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.
Which train carrier has the best service to Schenectady?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Schenectady by train with Amtrak Maple Leaf giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Schenectady taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.7 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 Amtrak Empire Service has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Schenectady, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main train station in Schenectady is 332 Erie Boulevard. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Schenectady.
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