General Electric Research Laboratory

Schenectady once called the city that lights and hauls the world, is located in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Approximately 20 minutes from New York's capital of Albany, Schenectady is best known as the birthplace of General Electric and for Proctor's Theater. Schenectady has also been working on a successful project to revitalize its downtown.

Get in

Statue in the Stockade historic district of the Mohawk, known as Lawrence the Indian, who saved the settlers in Schenectady during a cold winter

By car

Schenectady is located approximately 24 km (15 miles) northwest of Albany, New York. It is accessed from the NYS Thruway (I-90) at exits 25 and 26 which are the two ends of Schenectady's connector interstate of I-890. It can also be accessed from I-87 via 4 lane surface routes of NY 7 (I-87 exit 6) and NY 5 (I-87 exit 2)

By bus

Greyhound Bus Lines 22 State St, +1-518-346-6113, The bus station is located about a block from Schenectady County Community College. While the bus station is nothing to look at it is in a fairly safe area just a few blocks from the main downtown area.

Capital District Transportation Authority, +1 518 482-8822 . CDTA offers scheduled bus service 7 days a week. See CDTA's website for bus schedules.

By train

Amtrak connects Schenectady with New York City (approx. 3 1/2 hours), Buffalo (5 hours), Toronto (7 hours), and Montreal (7 1/2 hours). Many additional trains run between New York City and Albany-Rensselaer Station, 20 miles away.

Get around

Nott Memorial Hall, on campus of Union College



Houses on Union Street



City Hall


Go next


Routes through Schenectady

Buffalo Utica  W  E  Albany (Rensselaer) New York City
Buffalo (Depew) Utica  W  E  Albany (Rensselaer) Boston/New York City
Buffalo Little Falls  W  E  Albany Boston/New York City
END Binghamton Oneonta  W  E  END
Utica Little Falls  W  E  Albany END
Rome Little Falls  W  E  Cohoes Waterford

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