Find bus tickets from New York to Albany
New York to Albany, NY bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||2h 50m|
|Trips per day||6|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a train that goes from New York City to Albany?
What is the best way to travel from New York City to Albany?
The best way to travel to Albany from New York City is by bus. Although taking a train is an option, it is more expensive and there are only 12 daily routes through Amtrak.
Traveling by bus, there are 5 companies that offer this route, with 33 daily scheduled trips between them. The duration of the trip ranges from 2 hours and 45 minutes to 7 hours. On average, bus tickets for this route cost about $17, but can be found for as cheap as $5.
Is New York City to Albany a good day-trip?
New York City to Albany does make a good day-trip if you take a direct bus. Direct bus routes can get to Albany in as fast as 2 hours and 45 minutes, meaning you can enjoy a full day in Albany before returning.
The earliest bus leaves NYC for Albany around 6:45 a.m., and the last bus from Albany back to New York City departs around 11:00 p.m. With that kind of flexibility, you could make it to Albany early, do some sightseeing, and still make it back home at a reasonable time.
How much is a bus ticket from New York to Albany?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $26.60 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Albany. Buses from Albany to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $26.60 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $19.34 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
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, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from New York to Albany?
Where does the bus leave from in New York?
New York, New York has two bus stations with service to Albany, New York:
- Port Authority Bus Station
- W 34th St and 11th Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Albany?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Albany, New York:
- SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir
- Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St
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