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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 train companies travel to Schenectady, New York?

Located in New York, Schenectady is accessible by train from 21 other cities. You can choose from 97 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Schenectady on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Schenectady

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1899h 41m£113.06
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited205h 45m£42.07
Amtrak Adirondack172h 50m£38.57
Amtrak Maple Leaf163h 30m£39.67
Amtrak Empire Service153h 22m£41.47
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express142h 33m£44.31
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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'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. 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 4.8 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

£9.53 is the cheapest price for a train 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, trains from Saratoga Springs to Schenectady had the lowest average price at £10.32.

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.

Schenectady ranks number 10 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 117 in United States. Schenectady ranks number 7 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Schenectady via train service. On average 75 direct daily train trips serve Schenectady.
The population of Schenectady is 65305. Schenectady ranks number 8 in terms of population in New York and number 207 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Schenectady range from £10 for a short trip to Schenectady, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Schenectady starts at , and a longer trip by train 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 £13.
People who take the train to Schenectady are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train 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 train station to the city center of Schenectady is 332 Erie Boulevard, located just 0.2 miles away. Select 332 Erie Boulevard 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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