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Albany - Montreal Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Albany to Montreal. Traveling by bus from Albany to Montreal usually takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance197 mi (317 km)
Shortest duration4h 45m
Cheapest price$64.60
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany to Montreal

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

5.0

RACHEL

December 1, 2023- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: No stops. Straight to the borders. Cons: Wifi. Tips: First Time ever, no stops. I loved that.

4.0

Mira

April 3, 2022- Vacation

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Efficient, timely, no fuss, good driver. Cons: The bus station needs a serious renovation. Albany is the capital of NY State, you would increase the number of passengers using long haul buses which is an environmental plus by improving stations facilities, services, food options - whilst it seems great improvements have been made to the cleanliness of the station and the lady that works in the resto and guy behind the counter are super friendly - the overall place needs work. Scary place.

4.0

Juliette

July 2, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Arrived on time. Cons: THE WIFI! It never frickin works!! Yall always boasting how theres free wifi on board but theres never a damn connection... Tips: Don't expect the wifi to work.

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Montreal?

$69.21 is the average price of a bus ticket from Albany to Montreal. Any tickets cheaper than $69.21 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

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Bus tickets from Albany to Montreal are expected to cost between $70 and $77 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Montreal within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $70. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Albany to Montreal, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $73. However, taking the bus from Albany to Montreal during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $86. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save $5.69 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Montreal?

There are 3 bus lines from Albany to Montreal 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 Trailways26h 59m$83.37
FlixBus US45h 20m$66.19
Greyhound65h 38m$76.18
  • 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 Albany to Montreal, 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 Albany to Montreal every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Montreal usually start from $65.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 317 kilometers from Albany to Montreal. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 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.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Montreal. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Montreal, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Montreal every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

  • Albany (SUNY)

Where does the bus arrive in Montreal?

Main arrival station: Gare d'autocars de Montreal

All buses from Albany arrive at one main station in Montreal.

Bus stations in Montreal:

  • Gare d'autocars de Montreal

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