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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Schenectady to Utica. Traveling by train from Schenectady to Utica usually takes around one hour and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can make the trip in one hour and 11 minutes.

Distance68 mi (110 km)
Fastest train1h 11m
Lowest price€16.23
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines3

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

In the last month, €16.23 was the average price of a train ticket from Schenectady, NY to Utica, NY. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €4.38 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Utica from Schenectady is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €16 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Schenectady to Utica by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €17 whenever you decide to board the train to Utica.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Schenectady to Utica remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Schenectady to Utica?

There are 3 train lines with service from Schenectady, New York to Utica, New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service21h 17m€17.19
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited21h 11m€17.27
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 17m€17.19

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Schenectady to Utica 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 Schenectady to Utica?

The distance between Schenectady and Utica is approximately 68 miles, or 110 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 11 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Schenectady to Utica are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Schenectady at 10:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Schenectady to Utica?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Schenectady to Utica.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Utica to Schenectady. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Schenectady to Utica for €20.50.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Schenectady.

Where is the train station in Utica?

Arrival stations

Utica has one train station.

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