Cheap train tickets from Rochester, NY to Schenectady

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How much are train tickets from Rochester, NY to Schenectady?

Lowest Price£28.43
Fastest3h 39m
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Overall score for Rochester to Schenectady
4.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Denise
4.0
2 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
My first train ride. The WiFi was great! The train wasn’t too crowded and I was able to get a little something to eat. The conductor helped with my bag getting on and off the train. The things I liked on the trip to Schenectady however, were all untrue. There was no he...More
Cons
Greater food selection.
Tips
No.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Rochester, NY to Schenectady?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Rochester to Schenectady is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Rochester to Schenectady was £33.04. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £13.06 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Rochester, NY to Schenectady?

The distance between Rochester and Schenectady is approximately 187.19 miles, or 301.17 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 39 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Rochester to Schenectady?

On Sunday trains from Rochester to Schenectady are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Rochester to Schenectady?

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Schenectady. On the route to Schenectady 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Empire Service offers the most scheduled departures between Rochester to Schenectady, usually offering 2 trips per day. 4 train trips per day are direct connections to Schenectady, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Rochester, NY to Schenectady, which start at £52.25.

Here are the 4 train companies that operate from Rochester to Schenectady

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Rochester to Schenectady start from £47.64, and on average cost £60.60. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Schenectady. Amtrak in Rochester leaves from Louise M. Slaughter Station, And in Schenectady trains arrive at 332 Erie Blvd,

From Rochester to Schenectady train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Schenectady faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Schenectady on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost £65.26 for a one-way weekend reservation from Rochester.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 22m
Avg. Price
£60.60

Amtrak Empire Service

Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Rochester to Schenectady start from £36.11, and on average cost £44.14. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Schenectady. Amtrak Empire Service in Rochester leaves from Louise M. Slaughter Station, And in Schenectady trains arrive at 332 Erie Blvd,

From Rochester to Schenectady train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 3 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Schenectady faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £47.96 for a one-way train ticket to Schenectady.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 41m
Avg. Price
£44.14

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from Rochester to Schenectady start from £28.43, and on average cost £47.36. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to Schenectady. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in Rochester leaves from Louise M. Slaughter Station, And in Schenectady trains arrive at 332 Erie Blvd,

From Rochester to Schenectady train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 4 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Schenectady faster, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £53.79 for a one-way train ticket to Schenectady.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 0m
Avg. Price
£47.36

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Amtrak Maple Leaf train tickets from Rochester to Schenectady start from £36.11, and on average cost £41.82. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Maple Leaf schedules to Schenectady. Amtrak Maple Leaf in Rochester leaves from Louise M. Slaughter Station, And in Schenectady trains arrive at 332 Erie Blvd,

From Rochester to Schenectady train travel on Amtrak Maple Leaf takes 4 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Schenectady faster, Amtrak Maple Leaf offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Schenectady on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Maple Leaf scheduled trip per day, which will cost £44.50 for a one-way weekend reservation from Rochester.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 14m
Avg. Price
£41.82

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Rochester on their way to Schenectady:
  • Louise M. Slaughter Station
There is one train station where trains from Rochester arrive in Schenectady:
  • 332 Erie Blvd