COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Trains from Yonkers to Schenectady

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top coach & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Yonkers - Schenectady Train Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from£24.82

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£28.95
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)

4.0

4.0

Joan

23 April 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, £32.79 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 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £20.34 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£62£41£21JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Yonkers to Schenectady will vary between £29 and £51. 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 £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

£41£33£25£17£8ASONDJFMAMJJ

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 £33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Yonkers to Schenectady in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £41 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

£62£50£37£25£123020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Schenectady from Yonkers will be about £20.34 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 40m£41.39
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express12h 45m£37.11
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 50m£37.40
  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    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 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 £29. 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 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 Yonkers at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. 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.

City Information

Yonkers

Yonkers is the third-largest city in New York, although it’s technically considered a suburb of New York City. Located just north of the Bronx on the Hudson River, Yonkers has its own unique appeal and its own central plaza, Getty Square, with plenty of shopping without the crowds. The Hudson River Museum is a unique mix of art, history, and science. Permanent displays include American art galleries, tours of the historic Glenview home, and the only public planetarium in the county.

For more science (and more Hudson River), visit the Science Barge, a floating urban farm and environmental education center. The Barge grows a delicious variety of crops through hydroponics and green energy, and offers tours, field trips, and samples. After an eco-friendly appetizer, stick to the river for Xaviars on the Hudson or the Dolphin Restaurant for delicious seafood. Zuppa, Francey Brady’s, and La Pinata Bakery are only a few blocks off the riverfront, and the fresh food is definitely worth the walk.

Yonkers has multiple Metro North Railroad stations for easy public transportation, and JFK International Airport in NYC is easily accessible. Amtrakoffers multiple alternatives to flying, with the Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Maple Leaf, and Amtrak Ethan Allen Express. These lines cover routes from Yonkers to Boston, Utica, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, and more.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Yonkers?

Main departure station: Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

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?

Main arrival station: Schenectady, New York

Schenectady has one train station.

Train stations in Schenectady:

  • Schenectady, New York

Need a return trip from Schenectady to Yonkers?

Search Train Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android