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Philadelphia - Schenectady Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Schenectady. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Schenectady usually takes around 13 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance208 mi (334 km)
Shortest duration11h 35m
Cheapest price$26.97
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Schenectady?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Schenectady cost $50.62 on average. Tickets cheaper than $50.62 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Schenectady are expected to cost between $33 and $74 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Schenectady within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $42. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Schenectady are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $40. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $70, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 29 days in advance to save $37.05 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Schenectady?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Schenectady that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US313h 50m$70.72
Greyhound113h 26m$57.78
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Philadelphia to Schenectady, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 1 bus trips from Philadelphia to Schenectady every day, with the average journey taking around 13 hours and 26 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Schenectady usually start from $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 208 miles from Philadelphia to Schenectady. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Schenectady, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Schenectady every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Schenectady; ticket prices start at $70.00.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 199 Spg Gdn St

Buses to Schenectady leave from 3 stations in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

Where does the bus arrive in Schenectady?

Main arrival station: Gateway Mobility Hub

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Schenectady.

All bus stations in Schenectady:

  • Gateway Mobility Hub

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