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There is one daily train from Niagara Falls to Schenectady. Traveling by train from Niagara Falls to Schenectady usually takes 8 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Maple Leaf train can make the trip in 7 hours and 14 minutes.
|Distance||261 mi (420 km)|
|Fastest train||7h 14m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Maple Leaf|
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Which train should you take from Niagara Falls to Schenectady?
Amtrak Maple Leaf is the one and only train line which connects Niagara Falls to Schenectady. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Maple Leaf||1||8h 16m||$103.86|
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 Niagara Falls to Schenectady takes about 8 hours and 16 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .
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The distance between Niagara Falls and Schenectady is approximately 261 miles, or 420 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 14 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.
Trains departing from Niagara Falls to Schenectady tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Niagara Falls at 8:00am and arrives in Schenectady around 7 hours later.
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Schenectady with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Schenectady to Niagara Falls.
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.
Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?
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Main departure station: Union Station
Union Station is the center of rail transportation in Toronto and Canada's busiest train terminal. First opened in 1927, the station underwent several redevelopment and renovation projects to reach its current state. In 1999, in recognition of the station's importance to transportation history, it was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. The current station is served by VIA Rail trains and local public transit. The station currently serves over 72 million commuters each year, and as much as 91% of all Toronto passengers pass through this station. Just walking through the station is the perfect way to get familiar with Toronto's locals!
All train stations in Niagara Falls:
VIA Rail Canada Station
5 Great Western St
99 Ontario St
200 Cross Ave
Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd
Where is the train station in Schenectady?
Main arrival station: 332 Erie Boulevard
Schenectady has one train station.
All train stations in Schenectady:
332 Erie Boulevard
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