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Albany - New York Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 64 intercity buses per day from Albany to New York. Traveling by bus from Albany to New York usually takes around 3 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$14.87
Trips per day57
Most frequent servicePandaNY Bus
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany to New York

(Based on 210 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Jessica

April 3, 2024- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: everything. Cons: n/a. Tips: -.

4.0

MUHAMMAD

March 13, 2024- Business

Wanda Coach

Pros: Fast. Cons: No tissue or water in toilet. Tips: Don’t use toilet. If urgent then bring bath tissue.

4.0

Caitlin

March 10, 2024- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Way too cramped. Voice level too loud.

5.0

Luis

March 2, 2024- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: On time as usual Staff was courteous I would recommend to all my friends, especially my family and colleagues. Cons: Seating arrangements. Tips: Please realize that the seat next to you is not for your carryons.

5.0

Nicole

March 1, 2024- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Bus was on time, bus was really clean had a good time! Cons: Outlets that work so we can be able to charge our phones. Tips: No stops everything good.

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to New York?

$35.99 is the average price of a bus ticket from Albany to New York. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

$61$41$20AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Albany to New York is expected to range from $34 to $47. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $36. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $34 and can be found on April 30, 2024.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $30 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albany to New York in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $42 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

$68$54$41$27$143020100

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$13.53 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to New York?

There are 6 bus lines from Albany to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 27 daily trips, PandaNY Bus 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 Trailways133h 29m$51.03
Greyhound163h 35m$54.02
OurBus23h 13m$35.36
PandaNY Bus273h 3m$32.41
Peter Pan Lines25h 11m$61.13
Wanda Coach82h 57m$25.17
  • 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.

  • 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 16 bus trips from Albany to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $30.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $15, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Albany to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Albany to New York, with prices starting from $27.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Albany to New York from $55. There are 2 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Albany to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Albany, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from 66 Green Street and no other station. In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Albany to New York takes 5 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 8 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $24 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Albany and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

The fastest bus from Albany to New York City is operated by OurBus, and takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes. OurBus tickets for this route average about $32. However, OurBus only has 1 bus per day on this route. If that sells out, you can consider traveling by Greyhound, which takes about 3 hours and has tickets averaging $26.
There are 30 daily scheduled trips from Albany to NYC between 6 bus carriers. Out of those 30 trips, 20 are direct routes that do not require a transfer. The typical duration for a direct bus between Albany and New York is between 2 and 3.5 hours depending on traffic and weather conditions. The earliest bus leaves Albany at 2:00 a.m. EDT, with the latest bus departing at 11:00 p.m. EDT.
Even though the duration of a train trip is the same amount as a bus trip, bus routes are a bit cheaper. Train tickets average about $47, whereas bus tickets average just $20. Traveling by train has the added advantage that you’re not subject to traffic and weather conditions, so if arriving on time is more important to you than saving money, the train may be a better option.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 217 kilometers from Albany to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New York. 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 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 64 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 57 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Albany to New York; ticket prices start at $52.71.

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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: 66 Green Street

Buses to New York leave from 9 stations in Albany.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • 128 Central Ave.

  • 1245 Central Ave

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany (SUNY)

  • 259 Central Ave

  • 1256 Central Ave

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

  • Albany Airport

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Buses arrive in New York at 11 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 152 E Broadway

  • New York, NY

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Madison Ave btwn E 33rd and 34th St

  • 103 Canal St

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 42 4th Ave

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • Park Avenue South (b/w E 26th St. and E 27th St.)

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