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Trains from Yonkers to Schenectady

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Yonkers - Schenectady Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Yonkers to Schenectady. Traveling by train from Yonkers to Schenectady usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Fastest train2h 39m
Lowest price$44.88
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Ethan Allen Express
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Yonkers to Schenectady

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




April 23, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: It wasn’t a long journey and it was a surprisingly good trip. Cons: Nothing to really complain about. Tips: It’s best to buy round trip, if you’re going to return.

Pros: It wasn’t a long journey and it was a surprisingly good trip. Cons: Nothing to really complain about. Tips: It’s best to buy round trip, if you’re going to return.

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

In the last month, $45.57 was the average price of a train ticket from Yonkers to Schenectady. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $35.98 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Yonkers to Schenectady will vary between C$45 and C$68. Planning a train trip to Schenectady within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Yonkers over the next 7 days is C$45. 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


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Yonkers to Schenectady by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$51 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Yonkers to Schenectady in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$59 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


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Schenectady from Yonkers will be about C$35.98 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Yonkers to Schenectady?

There are 3 train lines with service from Yonkers to Schenectady. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service12h 39m$59.95
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express12h 44m$54.50
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 50m$52.15
  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Yonkers to Schenectady start from $45, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Schenectady. Amtrak Empire Service in Yonkers leaves from Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave . And in Schenectady trains arrive at Schenectady, New York .

    From Yonkers to Schenectady train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 2 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Schenectady on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Empire Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Yonkers.

  • 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 Yonkers to Schenectady are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $45. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

  • 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 Yonkers to Schenectady takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Yonkers to Schenectady 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 Yonkers to Schenectady?

The distance between Yonkers and Schenectady is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 39 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Yonkers to Schenectady on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday 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 Yonkers at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Yonkers to Schenectady?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Yonkers to Schenectady.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Yonkers?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Yonkers.

All train stations in Yonkers:

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Arrival stations

Schenectady has one train station.

Train stations in Schenectady:

  • Schenectady, New York

Need a return trip from Schenectady to Yonkers?

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