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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Schenectady to Syracuse. Traveling by train from Schenectady to Syracuse usually takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can make the trip in 2 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Fastest train2h 11m
Lowest price$30.45
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Schenectady, NY to Syracuse, NY

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Andrew

June 7, 2021 - Business

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Relaxing. Cons: Don’t require masks on platform, since it’s outside, especially when 90 degrees.

Pros: Relaxing. Cons: Don’t require masks on platform, since it’s outside, especially when 90 degrees.

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

In the last month, $30.45 was the average price of a train ticket from Schenectady, NY to Syracuse, NY. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $9.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$38$25$13SepSep

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Schenectady to Syracuse will vary between C$30 and C$34. Planning a train trip to Syracuse within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Schenectady over the next 7 days is C$30. 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

$63$51$38$25$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Schenectady to Syracuse by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Schenectady to Syracuse in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$37 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

$63$51$38$25$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Syracuse from Schenectady will be about C$9.08 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Schenectady to Syracuse?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 12m$44.56
Amtrak Empire Service22h 29m$32.42
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited22h 11m$32.58
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 19m$32.39
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Schenectady to Syracuse every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $40.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Schenectady to Syracuse 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Schenectady to Syracuse?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Schenectady to Syracuse. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Schenectady to Syracuse?

The distance between Schenectady and Syracuse is approximately 113 miles, or 182 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 11 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Schenectady to Syracuse are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Schenectady at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Syracuse?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Syracuse to Schenectady. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Schenectady to Syracuse for $46.94.

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Schenectady.

Where is the train station in Syracuse?

Arrival stations

Syracuse receives travelers from Schenectady at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Syracuse:

  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt

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