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Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between Schenectady and New York. The average train journey from Schenectady to New York takes 3 hours and 47 minutes, but some Amtrak Ethan Allen Express train trips are as short as 3 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance145 mi (234 km)
Fastest train3h 13m
Lowest price€29.86
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines6

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Schenectady to New York

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Deborah

9 February 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

I liked the flexibility of being able to get off at the Vienna metro station which was only one metro stop from where I live

5.0

Ayesha

30 May 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

Pros: Comfortable. Tips: Amtrak is great.

5.0

Muhammad

11 September 2022- Business

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: the great view as we traveled around. Cons: would like to book my own seat rather than just find one. Tips: get ready for a fun ride.

5.0

Tyra

17 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

Pros: Efficient, clean, timely, professional, great conductors, would definitely ride Amtrak again. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Merlin

21 August 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

Pros: Very comfortable and peaceful. Cons: Cleaner restroom. Tips: Good value for money.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Schenectady to New York is €39.85, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 27 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay €33.00 more.

Average prices by travel date

€84€56€28AprApr

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Schenectady to New York will vary between €38 and €82. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Schenectady over the next 7 days is €39. 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

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Ticket prices for the train from Schenectady to New York often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only €44,

If you're thinking of traveling from Schenectady to New York during March, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €53 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in March, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Schenectady to New York, book online with Wanderu at least 27 days in advance. That way, you’ll save €33.00 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Schenectady to New York?

There are 6 train lines with service from Schenectady to New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 45m€58.69
Amtrak Adirondack13h 37m€51.07
Amtrak Empire Service23h 27m€55.51
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express13h 13m€52.80
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited14h 22m€50.15
Amtrak Maple Leaf13h 37m€50.00
  • 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. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Schenectady to New York every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €44.

  • 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 Schenectady to New York 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 332 Erie Boulevard in Schenectady and arrives at NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York. The route takes about 4 hours and 22 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 Schenectady to New York takes about 3 hours and 37 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Schenectady and New York is approximately 145 miles, or 234 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 13 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 Schenectady to New York 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 Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Schenectady at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 7 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to New York. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

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.

New York

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Main departure station: 332 Erie Boulevard

There is one train station in Schenectady.

All train stations in Schenectady:

  • 332 Erie Boulevard

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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