NYLA 2017 | Getting to Saratoga Springs

By Air...

The Albany International Airport, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs, provides convenient commercial air service between the Capital District and many major American cities.  Taxi fare between the airport and Saratoga hotels is approximately $75.

By Train...

For schedule and fare information, contact Amtrak at 800-USA-RAIL or www.amtrak.com.  The Saratoga Springs Amtrak station (SAR) is located near downtown Saratoga.  The Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak station (ALB) is approximately 40 minutes from the downtown Saratoga Springs hotels.  The Schenectady Amtrak station (SDY) is approximately 35 minutes from downtown Saratoga.

Taxi fare is approximately $12 to downtown Saratoga from the Saratoga station.  Service to and from Saratoga Springs is somewhat limited, though the station is very convenient to our conference hotels.  Service into Albany (best for travelers coming from points south) and Schenectady (best for travelers coming from points west) is more frequent, but the stations are much farther away and taxi fares can run as high as $85-$100 each way.

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Saratoga Springs, NY between November 05, 2017 – November 13, 2017.  To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

Conventions cannot be booked via Internet.  Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X89E-970 when making your reservation.  This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service.  Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.  Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

By Bus...

Greyhound and Trailways buses travel directly to the Saratoga Springs Amtrak station (26 Station Lane).  For fare and schedule information contact:
Greyhound at 800-231-2222 or www.greyhound.com
Trailways at 800-776-7548 or www.trailwaysny.com

Please note that this is not an endorsement of Greyhound, Trailways, or AMTRAK, and all travel is at your own risk.

By Automobile...

From the West
Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 27 - AMSTERDAM. After the toll both take your first RIGHT turn. Follow Route 67 EAST signs thru the city of Amsterdam. You will be heading east towards Ballston Spa (approx. 20 miles). In Ballston Spa you will come to a light. Take a LEFT onto ROUTE 50 NORTH. This road will take you right into the center of Saratoga Springs.

From the East
Take route 90 (Mass Turnpike to the NYS Thruway Exit to 787 North. Take 787 North to the Route 7 WEST exit. Take Route7 WEST until you get to I-87 NORTH Exit (Adirondack Northway). Follow this to the Saratoga Springs exits (13N, 14 and/or 15). You may then follow the directions FROM THE SOUTH.

From the South
Take the NYS Thruway 87 to the Adirondack Northway (I-87 North). Get off at exit 13N, 14 or 15. If you get off at 13N follow signs into the city from Route 9 NORTH. This will bring you right into Saratoga. If you get off at exit 14 - take a RIGHT at the ramp and follow ROUTE 9P (also Union Avenue)right into the city, or take a RIGHT at the ramp onto Henning Road - at the next light take a LEFT and you will be on Lake Avenue. Lake Avenue brings you to the center of Saratoga Springs. If you get off at exit 15 - take a LEFT at the light and follow ROUTE 50 SOUTH right into the city.

From the North
Take Route 87 SOUTH. From this direction it would be best to get off at Exit 15 and bear right. Follow ROUTE 50 SOUTH right into the city. If you get off at Exit 14 take a right at the ramp and then another right at the light to get to ROUTE 29. Take a LEFT (WEST) at the ROUTE 29 sign to head into the city. Otherwise, take a right at the ramp and continue on 9P (also UNION AVENUE) right into the city.

Coming from the Pioneer Library System?

The Pioneer Library System has partnered with the New York Library Association to charter a bus to the 2016 New York Library Association Conference at Saratoga Springs. Thanks to a subsidy from the New York Library Association, the cost per round trip bus seat is only $50 plus a small registration fee. 

Bus to Saratoga Springs will depart Wednesday, November 2
Bus departs promptly:

  1. 8:30am from Richmond Memorial Library
  2. 9:30am from Pioneer Library System
  3. 1/2 hour Lunch stop
  4. Arrive Saratoga Springs, approximately 2:30pm*

Bus from Saratoga Springs will depart Saturday, November 5

  1. Bus departs at Saratoga Springs 1pm
  2. 5pm* Arrives Pioneer Library System
  3. 7pm* Arrives Richmond Memorial Library