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Journey Information

Buffalo to Albany bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$65.90
Fastest time6h 55m
Trips per day2
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Buffalo to Albany?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $65.90 was the low point for bus fares from Buffalo to Albany. Buses from Albany to Buffalo are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $65.90 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $21.66 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours to cover the 260 miles (419 kilometers) from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Albany. 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Albany, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Buffalo?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00am. To see the times for all buses from Buffalo to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

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

What bus companies travel from Buffalo to Albany?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Buffalo, New York to Albany, New York. However, each company only runs one bus per day. We've compiled their average prices and journey times for easy comparison:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound112h 15m$67.47
Trailways NY Pool19h 22m$74.56

Where does the bus leave from in Buffalo?

Buffalo, New York has two bus stations with service to Albany, New York:

  • Downtown Term - 181 Ellicott St

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Albany, New York:

  • Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St
  • SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 10, 2019Visiting family
The trip was not too expensive
The pickup point was a bit confusing so try making it easier to understand
Know that if you are leaving from buffalo, the pickup point is a bit confusing. Because it is by the airport baggage claim area, but other than that it is not that bad.
September 27, 2019Visiting friends
It left and arrived on time
September 20, 2019Visiting family
The bus left and arrived at the scheduled time.
Price was high this used to be a 25 dollar trip now it on average 45 dollars each way.
If you are leaving out of the buffalo bus station you can park at one of the metro park and rides and take the train downtown for 2 dollars. This is much cheaper then parking downtown.

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