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Train Route Overview: Schenectady to New York

There are 5 daily trains from Schenectady to New York. Traveling by train from Schenectady to New York usually takes around 3 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Ethan Allen Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance145 mi (234 km)
Fastest train3h 12m
Lowest price$46.70
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Schenectady to New York

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Merlin

August 21, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

Pros: Very comfortable and peaceful. Cons: Cleaner restroom. Tips: Good value for money.

Pros: Very comfortable and peaceful. Cons: Cleaner restroom. Tips: Good value for money.

4.0

Altagracia

May 25, 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: I felt safe and comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: N/A.

Pros: I felt safe and comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Karen

January 12, 2020- Business

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Relaxing and chilling with my phone listening to music. Cons: The bathroom. Tips: Comfortable and relaxed.

Pros: Relaxing and chilling with my phone listening to music. Cons: The bathroom. Tips: Comfortable and relaxed.

5.0

Leijan

August 1, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: safe and smooth. Cons: wish for more space for legs to stretch ...just like what lakeshore ltd has. Tips: arrive at least 20min before departure.

Pros: safe and smooth. Cons: wish for more space for legs to stretch ...just like what lakeshore ltd has. Tips: arrive at least 20min before departure.

What is the price of a train ticket from Schenectady to New York?

In the last month, $49.65 was the average price of a train ticket from Schenectady to New York. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $32.95 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$78$52$26MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Schenectady to New York will vary between C$47 and C$74. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Schenectady over the next 7 days is C$47. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Schenectady to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Schenectady to New York in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$60 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$97$78$58$39$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Schenectady will be about C$32.95 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Schenectady to New York?

There are 4 train lines with service from Schenectady to New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service23h 26m$64.17
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express13h 12m$53.29
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited14h 21m$57.39
Amtrak Maple Leaf13h 50m$55.34
  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Schenectady to New York start from $47, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to New York. Amtrak Empire Service in Schenectady leaves from Schenectady, New York . And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station .

    From Schenectady to New York train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 3 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 12 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to New York.

  • Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

    Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

    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. Ticket prices from Schenectady to New York are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $47. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

  • Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from Schenectady, New York in Schenectady and arrives at Penn Station in New York. The route takes about 4 hours and 21 minutes and ticket prices start at $47.

  • Amtrak Maple Leaf

    Amtrak Maple Leaf

    The Amtrak Maple Leaf is an international rail line that runs from New York City to Toronto. It stops at some popular locations on its way, including Niagara Falls and Albany. Onboard WiFi and a cafe car make travel on the Maple Leaf comfortable and convenient. A trip from Schenectady to New York takes about 3 hours and 50 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Schenectady to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Schenectady to New York?

The distance between Schenectady and New York is approximately 145 miles, or 234 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Schenectady to New York on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Schenectady at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Schenectady to New York?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Schenectady to New York.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Schenectady.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Schenectady.

All train stations in Schenectady:

  • Schenectady, New York

Where is the train station in New York?

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Arrival stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

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