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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Portland to Albany. Traveling by bus from Portland to Albany usually takes around 13 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance190 mi (305 km)
Shortest duration12h 25m
Cheapest price$49.06
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Portland to Albany?

Typically $54.23 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Albany. Any tickets cheaper than $54.23 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$77$52$26JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Portland to Albany is expected to range from C$52 to C$76. If you are looking to travel to Albany within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$58. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$52 and can be found on July 20, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$65$52$39$26$13ASONDJFMAMJJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Portland to Albany in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$61 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$97$77$58$39$193020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$37.44 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Portland to Albany?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Portland to Albany. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound213h 14m$62.36
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 2 bus trips from Portland to Albany every day, with the average journey taking around 13 hours and 14 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albany usually start from $48.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Portland to Albany during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Portland to Albany?

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 305 kilometers from Portland to Albany. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 25 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Portland 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Portland?

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Portland to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Albany each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Portland to Albany. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

City Information

Portland

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Portland, ME - POR-1

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Portland is Maine's largest city and, because of that, the main transportation hub in the state. From Portland, travelers can easily reach destinations such as Boston, Albany, and even Gainesville, Texas, by a combination of buses, trains, and ferries. And there’s plenty to do in the city, even if you’re traveling solo.

Since its foundation in 1786, Portland has recovered from no less than four major fires, creating a fascinating blend of old and new. The dedicated Arts District around upper Congress Street has a smattering of important museum collections, including the Portland Museum of Art, the state's oldest public art institution.

The West End hosts the majority of Portland's historic buildings, creating an olde worlde feel. However, the presence of several well-regarded schools and colleges ensures Portland remains one of the most vibrant small cities in the U.S.

After several years of hardship, the Old Port district has once again become the center of the action. Its attractive cobblestone streets and 19th-century red-brick warehouses now contain a selection of on-trend cafes, bars, and boutique stores. At the same time, it's still possible to watch the time-honored tradition of fishermen unloading their lobster pots onto the foreshore.

East of the downtown area, you'll find Munjoy Hill. It's a district with strong Irish and Italian roots, making it one of the best places in Portland to enjoy the authentic cuisine of Italy. It’s no wonder we named Portland one of our top vacation destinations in Maine.

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 Portland?

Main departure station: Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

Greyhound and FlixBus routes to Portland arrive at a Park & Ride lot off I-295 in the East Bayside area of the city. The Park & Ride lot has 200 free parking spaces but no station building. So make sure to use the restroom before heading to the bus stop, and pack any snacks you'll want on the ride. Luckily, there are a handful of coffee shops and bars in the area around the Park & Ride, so you can enjoy a beverage of your choice if you are waiting a while for your bus.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

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

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