Buses from Colchester to Rensselaer

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Colchester - Rensselaer Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Colchester to Rensselaer. Traveling by bus from Colchester to Rensselaer usually takes around 5 hours and 9 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Shortest duration5h 9m
Cheapest price$62.05
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Colchester to Rensselaer

Prices as travel date approaches

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What bus companies travel from Colchester to Rensselaer?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Colchester to Rensselaer. FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US25h 9m$62.05
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Colchester to Rensselaer, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Colchester to Rensselaer 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Colchester to Rensselaer?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 217 kilometers from Colchester to Rensselaer. 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?

Because many passengers travel from Colchester to Rensselaer at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Colchester?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Colchester to Rensselaer, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Rensselaer each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Colchester to Rensselaer. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Colchester to Rensselaer; ticket prices start at $62.05.

City Information

Rensselaer

Rensselaer is a small town located just across the Hudson River from the New York State capital, Albany. The Amtrak train station that serves Albany is actually located within Rensselaer, so many commuters and vacationers alike will pass through the city when traveling in the Hudson River Valley.

Rensselaer itself boasts a rich industrial tradition, and it was known as a major railway hub in the 19th century. One of the appealing local attractions in town is the Crailo State Historic Site. The site is a manor house, built in 1707, that today serves as a museum dedicated to the culture of Dutch colonists in New York State. More museums, activities, parks, and sights are waiting just across the river in Albany for the curious traveler.

The city of Rensselaer is an important transportation hub for Amtrak trains throughout the region, which include the Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Amtrak Maple Leaf, and Amtrak Ethan Allen Express. Between these services, Amtrak connects Rensselaer to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond. The nearest airport to the city is the Albany International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Colchester?

Main departure station: Highway 7 Park and Ride

Most buses depart from the main station in Colchester.

All bus stations in Colchester:

  • Highway 7 Park and Ride

Where does the bus arrive in Rensselaer?

Main arrival station: Albany-Rensselaer Station Bus Lobby

All buses from Colchester arrive at one main station in Rensselaer.

Bus stations in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Station Bus Lobby

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