Buses from Albany to Cortland

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Albany - Cortland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Albany to Cortland. Traveling by bus from Albany to Cortland usually takes around 6 hours, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance123 mi (198 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price$68.84
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Albany to Cortland

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What bus companies travel from Albany to Cortland?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Albany to Cortland. Adirondack Trailways 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
Adirondack Trailways26h 0m$68.84
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Cortland from $69. There are 2 Adirondack Trailways schedules from Albany to Cortland and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Cortland. In Albany, Adirondack Trailways departs to Cortland from 1400 Washington Ave and 1 other station. In Cortland, Adirondack Trailways arrives at 60 Central Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Cortland takes 6 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Cortland in 5 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cortland.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours to cover the 198 kilometers from Albany to Cortland. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 50 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 Cortland 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 Cortland, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

The first bus leaves at 4:00pm and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Cortland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Cortland are there per day?

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

City Information


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 Albany?

Main departure station: 1400 Washington Ave

Albany has two bus stations with service to Cortland.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 1400 Washington Ave

  • Albany Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Cortland?

Main arrival station: 60 Central Ave

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

Bus stations in Cortland:

  • 60 Central Ave

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