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Manchester - Albany Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Manchester to Albany. Traveling by bus from Manchester to Albany usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Vermont Translines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance49 mi (80 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$21.98
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

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Overall score for buses from Manchester to Albany

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Ena

June 2, 2022- Solo travel

Vermont Translines

Cons: For the bus stops, there should be signs so that travellers know where the bus stops for each direction. Tips: You can call Vermont Translines customer service to see if the bus is running late or where specific stops in towns are, because said stops are not obvi...

Cons: For the bus stops, there should be signs so that travellers know where the bus stops for each direction. Tips: You can call Vermont Translines customer service to see if the bus is running late or where specific stops in towns are, because said stops are not obvious if it is your first time.

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How much is a bus ticket from Manchester to Albany?

$23.26 is the average price of a bus ticket from Manchester to Albany. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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

$39$26$13AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Manchester to Albany is expected to range from C$23 to C$23. If you are looking to travel to Albany within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$23. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$23 and can be found on August 8, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Manchester to Albany by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around C$23 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$0.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to Albany?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Manchester to Albany that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US42h 6m$23.92
Vermont Translines21h 50m$21.98
  • 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 4 trips per day from Manchester to Albany, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Vermont Translines

    Vermont Translines

    Founded in 2013 by parent bus company Premiere Coach, Vermont Translines services parts of Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. Notable stops include Burlington and Albany, and some rides have connecting routes with Greyhound. Vermont Translines is known for providing affordable bus transportation led by friendly, helpful bus drivers. Coaches in the Vermont Translines fleet have spacious seating and free Wi-Fi. Their popular routes also have power outlets and restrooms available onboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 80 kilometers from Manchester to Albany. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 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.

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

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Manchester?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Manchester to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Albany are there per day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Manchester to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Manchester to Albany without transferring.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Manchester?

Main departure station: Manchester Center

Manchester has two bus stations with service to Albany.

All bus stations in Manchester:

  • Manchester Center

  • Tour Bus Parking Area

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main arrival station: Albany Bus Terminal

The Albany Bus Terminal is a busy hub of intercity bus travel in downtown Albany. Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Adirondack Trailways, and Peter Pan operate bus trips that stop at this station. The terminal has customer service staff on-site, as well as restrooms and a small cafe. Several parking lots are available around the station, and a hotel is available just down the street. It is only a few blocks to downtown Albany and the New York State Capitol complex from the station.

Bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany Airport

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