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LaGuardia to Schenectady

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LaGuardia to Schenectady

My daughter is flying into LaGuardia airport and has to get to Schenectady (Union College). She has never been to New York before and I would like a safe, no stop way for her to get there. I am a worried Mom, so any advice you can offer will be much appreciated. Thank you!

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1. Re: LaGuardia to Schenectady

As a worried mom, you should find her a flight to Albany so she would be somewhere close to Schenectady when she arrives.

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Thank you for the reply... Unfortunately her flight to LaGuardia has already been booked and no flights are available from here to Albany for the day she needs to arrive by.

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Having lived in Schenectady area 35+ years, as spouse and then dad of college-age girls, I've dealt with this a lot. Albany Airport is such a crazy expensive destination that ground limo, for which you can search through the Laguardia website or Albany area web listings, is an economically competitive alternative to air especially if there's more than one passenger, even though you have to pay a round-trip price. However, we don't use them because reliability is questionable - no well established business covers the route on a regularly scheduled basis any more - and you don't want to be stranded, either outbound and missing a flight or inbound after the last mass transit has left NYC for the night. If it were our daughter she would take shuttle bus into NYC from LAG (see LAG website) or, for minimal challenges, taxi. Then (A) Amtrak from Penn Station (W 34 St) to Albany, then taxi to Sch'dy until she learns to use local buses. Or Amtrak to Sch'dy, but there are fewer runs and a long layover in Albany. Or (B), less expensive and less comfortable, bus (Greyhound and Adirondack Trailways run jointly) from Port Authority Bus Terminal (W 41 St) to Albany downtown or (less frequently) Albany Airport which is more convenient to Sch'dy for her. Order tickets on line - Port Authority is nasty at night and tickets can sell out early for all but the last run at 11:15 pm. When she's learned her way around, Megabus or Chinese buses between Schenectady, Colonie, Albany and NYC are a much better deal and cheapest by far, but they stop running fairly early and you can't always get a seat even if you have a ticket. The 40-minute walk to Union from bus and train stations in downtown Schenectady is very safe day or night, and pleasant too if she avoids Nott Terrace. For taxi in Sch'dy, she'll need a phone number for local cab co. such as Brown or Central - taxis don't cruise for passengers or have a set location. Taxi to Union from Albany bus or train stations is not unheard of, but expensive enough that it would be reasonable to ask whether a friend can make the 35-minute drive from Union to pick her up. We don't like living near the Union kids, and they ran over our best cat, but Schenectady otherwise is a great town!

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Thank you for the reply... She has booked Primiere Transportation Group from LaGuardia to Albany airport for $76.00 and is being picked up by a friend who attends Union upon her arrival at Albany. The company has given her the drivers cell # for her to call upon her arival at LG as well as an emailed receipt with instructions as to where to be and when. They have been very helpful. Now .... Fingers crossed all goes well and she arrives at Union safe and sound.

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5. Re: LaGuardia to Schenectady

In future, if she's doing this repeatedly and if you have good access to Toronto or Montreal, from there to Albany is a pretty easy trip by train or air compared with NYC to Albany.

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6. Re: LaGuardia to Schenectady

In future, if she does this again and if you have good access to Tornto or Montreal, from there to Albany by train or air is a pretty easy trip compared with LaGuardia to Albany.

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7. Re: LaGuardia to Schenectady

Good advice... Thank you for your reply.

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