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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Rochester to Schenectady?

Lowest Price$37.00
Fastest Train3h 40m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rochester to Schenectady right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $37.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Rochester, NY to Schenectady, NY. 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Rochester to Schenectady?

The distance between Rochester and Schenectady is approximately 187 miles, or 301 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 40 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rochester to Schenectady are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Friday 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 Rochester at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Rochester to Schenectady?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Rochester to Schenectady.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Schenectady to Rochester. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rochester to Schenectady for $48.00.

Which train should you take from Rochester to Schenectady?

There are 3 train lines with service from Rochester, New York to Schenectady, New York. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service13h 40m$38.49
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited24h 0m$38.44
Amtrak Maple Leaf14h 14m$38.44

Where is the train station in Rochester?

There is one train station in Rochester:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Schenectady has one train station:

  • 332 Erie Blvd

Price trends for trains from Rochester to Schenectady

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rochester, NY to Schenectady, NY
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Denise
4.0
July 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
My first train ride. The WiFi was great! The train wasn’t too crowded and I was able to get a little something to eat. The conductor helped with my bag getting on and off the train. The things I liked on the trip to Schenectady however, were all untrue. There was no he...More
Cons
Greater food selection.
Tips
No.

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