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Albany - Buffalo Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Albany to Buffalo. Traveling by bus from Albany to Buffalo usually takes around 10 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance260 mi (419 km)
Shortest duration6h 40m
Cheapest price$60.40
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany to Buffalo

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Jeremy

October 21, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It nice when you can get two seats next to each other on the overnight bus because then you can sleep more comfortably. Cons: The price is to high the bus use to cost 25 dollars between Albany to Niagara Falls now they have increased the price to 50 dollars. Also...

Pros: It nice when you can get two seats next to each other on the overnight bus because then you can sleep more comfortably. Cons: The price is to high the bus use to cost 25 dollars between Albany to Niagara Falls now they have increased the price to 50 dollars. Also the WiFi did not work on the bus. They advertise free wifi on bus but this appears to not be true. Tips: Don't anticipate the wifi to work it almost never does.

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5.0

Jeremy

September 23, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Bus did arrive on time, and was even early. Cons: There was a long line at the Albany bus station it turned out it was suppose to be two different lines. Also the price this bus used to be 25 dollars between Albany and Buffalo now the price has increased to 50 do...

Pros: Bus did arrive on time, and was even early. Cons: There was a long line at the Albany bus station it turned out it was suppose to be two different lines. Also the price this bus used to be 25 dollars between Albany and Buffalo now the price has increased to 50 dollars. Also I always have a hard time getting the wifi to work on the bus. One time I got it to work and it offered free movies I would like if they could make this option available on all of there busses. Also free drop off parking for 30 mins in front of the terminal so people can drop there loved ones off and see them off before they leave. Tips: There is no free parking at the Albany bus terminal.

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How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Buffalo?

$73.28 is the average price of a bus ticket from Albany to Buffalo. Any tickets cheaper than $73.28 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

$96$64$32AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Albany to Buffalo is expected to range from C$62 to C$84. If you are looking to travel to Buffalo within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$63. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$62 and can be found on September 7, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$96$77$58$39$19SONDJFMAMJJA

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$67 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albany to Buffalo in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$69 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

$96$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 21 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$25.03 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Buffalo?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Albany to Buffalo that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways38h 29m$96.70
Greyhound210h 23m$75.50
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Buffalo from $97. There are 3 Adirondack Trailways schedules from Albany to Buffalo and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Buffalo. In Albany, Adirondack Trailways departs to Buffalo from Albany Bus Terminal and 1 other station. In Buffalo, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St and no other station.

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Buffalo takes 8 hours and 29 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Buffalo in 6 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Buffalo.

  • 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 Albany to Buffalo every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Buffalo usually start from $57.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany to Buffalo 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 Albany to Buffalo?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 419 kilometers from Albany to Buffalo. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 40 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Albany to Buffalo for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Buffalo, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Buffalo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Buffalo are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

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.

Buffalo

Buffalo is a great budget destination that will not burn through your pocket. Located just a few hours’ drive away from Niagara Falls, the city serves as a transportation hub for tourists who want to marvel at the sights of the famous landmark. Visitors can either enjoy the tour from a boat, or walk around the section behind the falls themselves. If you opt for a more idyllic and peaceful destination instead, Forest Lawn is a good choice. A beautiful cemetery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the destination is a perfect spot for a picnic. As the day winds down to an end, don’t hesitate to attend a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, which features lavish interiors as well as amazing Broadway shows.

Buffalo’s chicken wings are the city’s trademark dish, and tourists who wish to grab a bite could do so at Duff’s Famous Wings or Anchor Bar. For a wider selection, The Left Bank is an even better option.

The principal bus station in Buffalo is the Metropolitan Transportation Center downtown. Travelers can catch buses by Greyhound, New York Trailways, Fullington Trailways and Barons Bus Lines from this station. The main Amtrak train station in Buffalo is located on Exchange St not too far from the bus station. Buffalo is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s principal airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located in the suburb area of Cheektowaga. The city is also served by the nearby Niagara Falls International Airport.

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

  • 1400 Washington Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Buffalo?

Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St  - BNYMEG-0

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Main arrival station: Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

The Downtown Terminal in Buffalo is the center of bus transportation in the city. The terminal currently serves many intercity bus lines such as Greyhound, FlixBus, Fullington Trailways, Barons Bus Lines, and New York Trailways. The station offers vending machines and even a Tim Horton’s for a taste of Canada’s favorite coffee and donuts. Situated in the heart of downtown Buffalo, travelers can easily access restaurants, hotels, or the Amtrak station on Exchange Street to continue their travels.

Bus stations in Buffalo:

  • Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

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