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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Schenectady to New York?

Lowest Price$36.00
Fastest Train3h 13m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines5
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Price trends for trains from Schenectady to New York

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Schenectady, NY to New York, NY
4.7
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Leijan
5.0
August 1, 2019Vacation
Pros
safe and smooth
Cons
wish for more space for legs to stretch ...just like what lakeshore ltd has
Tips
arrive at least 20min before departure

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Karen
5.0
January 12, 2020Business
Pros
Relaxing and chilling with my phone listening to music.
Cons
The bathroom
Tips
Comfortable and relaxed

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Maple Leaf report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Altagracia
4.0
May 25, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I felt safe and comfortable
Cons
Nothing
Tips
N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Schenectady to New York 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 Schenectady to New York?

In the last month, $36.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Schenectady, NY to New York, 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 $13.48 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Schenectady to New York?

The distance between Schenectady and New York is approximately 145 miles, or 234 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 3 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Schenectady to New York 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 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Schenectady to New York?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Schenectady to New York for $41.00.

What train services are there from Schenectady to New York?

There are 5 train lines with service from Schenectady, New York to New York, New York. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 46m$37.67
Amtrak Empire Service13h 29m$38.80
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express13h 17m$36.00
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited14h 24m$37.82
Amtrak Maple Leaf13h 39m$38.11

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

There is one train station in Schenectady:

  • 332 Erie Blvd

Where is the train station in New York?

New York has one train station:

  • Penn Station

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