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Trip Summary

You can pick from 6 daily train trips between New York and Schenectady. The average train journey from New York to Schenectady takes 3 hours and 22 minutes, but some Amtrak Ethan Allen Express train trips are as short as 3 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance145 mi (234 km)
Fastest train3h 9m
Lowest price€33.59
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines5

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Schenectady

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)




11 June 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

Pros: This trip was personal was visiting my brother in law in sunny view rehab center was glad to see him he's doing well. Cons: Maybe sooner than I thought. Tips: I have told friend about this sites hope they login for deal thank you.



22 March 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Empire Service

Very organized, clean train and stations. Helpful, courteous workers.



6 June 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Cons: Good. Tips: Good.



4 July 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Very fast. Cons: Not so many ppl in one car. Tips: Book in advance.



19 June 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: On time. Cons: Add more schedule for departure fromNYC. Tips: Be there One hour. earlier than your time.

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

In the last month, €40.59 was the average price of a train ticket from New York 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €42.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Schenectady is expected to fluctuate between €36 and €58 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Schenectady in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from New York is €38.

Monthly average prices

Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from New York to Schenectady. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €47. If you're planning a trip from New York to Schenectady during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €54 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your train trip from New York to Schenectady, book online with Wanderu at least 20 days in advance. That way, you’ll save €42.07 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Schenectady?

There are 5 train lines with service from New York to Schenectady. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Adirondack13h 25m€51.41
Amtrak Empire Service23h 17m€53.28
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express13h 9m€52.36
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited13h 47m€62.26
Amtrak Maple Leaf13h 19m€49.42
  • 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 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. This higher-speed rail service departs once daily. Ticket prices from New York to Schenectady are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as €34. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

  • 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. The Lake Shore Limited departs from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York and arrives at 332 Erie Boulevard in Schenectady. The route takes about 3 hours and 47 minutes and ticket prices start at €34.

  • 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 New York to Schenectady takes about 3 hours and 19 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New York and Schenectady is approximately 145 miles, or 234 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 9 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New York to Schenectady on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs New York at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New York to Schenectady.

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

City Information

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.


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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

New York, NY - Penn Station - NYCPEN-0

Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Main arrival station: 332 Erie Boulevard

Schenectady has one train station.

Train stations in Schenectady:

  • 332 Erie Boulevard

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