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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Montreal to Albany. Traveling by bus from Montreal to Albany usually takes around 5 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance197 mi (317 km)
Shortest duration4h 20m
Cheapest price$71.39
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Montreal to Albany

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

emmanuelle

February 28, 2023- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Got me there safely and on time. Cons: Arrived on time but left 1/2 late I could have use that time in the morning and stoping at a Mcdo for lunch is also a waste of time I think . I am not particularly tall and I am fit but with the passenger in front having reclined seat it was against my knees the whole time. Bus was full. the toilet got dirty really quick.

4.0

LUKE

July 5, 2022- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Friendly and professional driver. Appreciated her repeated reminders for riders to not have phone conversations, be respectful etc. Cons: The bathroom door did not close and would slam every time a corner was taken. This was extremely loud/irritating and un fixable in the situation which was not good given it was a 5 hour bus ride.

5.0

Marilyn

March 26, 2022- Business

Adirondack Pool

Robert was really nice as a driver

5.0

Sidra

July 31, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The views. Cons: Leg space. Tips: Bring a Sweater.

How much is a bus ticket from Montreal to Albany?

Bus tickets for a trip from Montreal to Albany cost $78.64 on average. Tickets cheaper than $78.64 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

$103$69$34JulJul

Bus tickets from Montreal to Albany are expected to cost between $77 and $100 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Albany within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $77. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$103$82$62$41$21ASONDJFMAMJJ
Taking the bus from Montreal to Albany is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $71. If you're planning to take the bus from Montreal to Albany during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $78. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$103$82$62$41$213020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 27 days in advance to save up to $16.92.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to Albany?

There are 3 bus lines from Montreal to Albany available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways25h 43m$86.99
FlixBus US45h 15m$90.55
Greyhound65h 26m$82.85
  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Montreal to Albany, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Montreal to Albany every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 26 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albany usually start from $75.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 317 kilometers from Montreal to Albany. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from Montreal to Albany at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Montreal to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Montreal to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Montreal to Albany without transferring.

City Information

Montreal

Effortlessly blending quaint old buildings with the high-rises of the 21st century, Montreal is an exciting destination for adventure-seekers as well as introverted travelers. We even propose Montreal as a fantastic bachelorette party destination to consider. At the beating heart of this modern city is the quarter of Old Montreal, where you can find horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets. As you meander through the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural genius of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, which is one of the most iconic structures of the city. For those who wish to stay close to nature, the gigantic Parc du Mont-Royal will satisfy all your needs. In the warmer months of the year, you can rent a boat and row on Lac des Castors, which offers amazing views.

Montreal is heaven for fans of French cuisine. The top-rated traditional French restaurants converge in the Old Montreal quarter, and some local favorite names include Toque, LOV, Crew Collective & Cafe. For those looking for Canadian specialties, head over to Schwartz’s.

The principal rail station for Montreal is the Central Station, which is served by both VIA Rail and Amtrak. If you are traveling by bus, head to the Montreal Coach Terminal (aka Gare d'autocars de Montréal) from where you can catch buses operated by Greyhound and several other carriers. The city’s main airport is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located in the nearby city of Dorval.

Albany

As the capital city of New York state, Albany is blessed with many historic buildings and quaint quarters, making it the perfect city to take a stroll around. One of the city’s top attractions is the famous New York State Capitol Building, a stately structure that has been around since as far as the 19th century. If you wish to learn more about the city’s rich history, head over to Bidwell House museum, which is actually a restored home filled with impressive artifacts. While staying in Albany, do take the time to visit The Egg, a unique-looking building that will certainly satisfy your architectural curiosity.

For a great dinner with a quirky twist, head over to Canvas, Corks and Forks - Schenectady. For some of the best BBQ dishes in town, don’t hesitate to give Warehouse Grill & BBQ a shot.

The busiest bus station in the area is the Albany Bus Terminal. The bus station welcomes buses from New York, Boston, Baltimore, and many other places. The nearest Amtrak train station is located in the neighboring town of Rensselaer, NY. The city’s principal airport is the Albany International Airport, located six miles northwest of Albany.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Montreal?

Main departure station: Gare d'autocars de Montreal

Most buses depart from the main station in Montreal.

All bus stations in Montreal:

  • Gare d'autocars de Montreal

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main arrival station: Albany Bus Terminal

The Albany Bus Terminal is a busy hub of intercity bus travel in downtown Albany. Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Adirondack Trailways, and Peter Pan operate bus trips that stop at this station. The terminal has customer service staff on-site, as well as restrooms and a small cafe. Several parking lots are available around the station, and a hotel is available just down the street. It is only a few blocks to downtown Albany and the New York State Capitol complex from the station.

Bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

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