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Journey Information

There are 49 intercity coaches per day from Albany to New York. Traveling by coach from Albany to New York usually takes around 3 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price£11.91
Trips per day43
Most frequent servicePandaNY Bus
Coach lines7

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Albany to New York

(Based on 216 ratings and reviews)




25 April 2024- Solo travel


Pros: Loved great value for money great on time bus and super trip. Cons: Nothing it was excellent. Tips: Travel with them for great value and service.



22 April 2024- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Good. and quiet. Cons: Have all the seats available. Tips: Great deal.



18 April 2024- Business

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: On time. Cons: Lowering the ticket price.



9 April 2024- Vacation

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: i liked the politeness of the driver and the rules that were set. Cons: how comfortable the seats are can improve. Tips: arrive 20 minutes early.



3 April 2024- Visiting family


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

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

£19.82 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Albany to New York is expected to range from £19 to £27. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £20. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £19 and can be found on 11 June 2024.

Monthly average prices


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 £17 – 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 £25 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


Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £5.83 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Albany to New York?

There are 7 bus lines from Albany to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 19 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways133h 29m£31.54
FlixBus US23h 25m£27.20
Greyhound73h 33m£27.71
OurBus23h 14m£21.33
PandaNY Bus193h 4m£19.36
Peter Pan Lines25h 16m£37.65
Wanda Coach82h 57m£15.88
  • 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.

  • 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 Albany to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 7 bus trips from Albany to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from £15.

  • 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 £12, 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 £16.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Albany to New York from £33. 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 16 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway 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 £16 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 coach takes an average of 3 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 135 miles from Albany to New York. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 30 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 coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Albany to New York at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. 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 coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 04:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Albany to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 49 scheduled coaches that travel from Albany to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 43 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Albany to New York; ticket prices start at £32.54.

City Information


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


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 coach leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: 1245 Central Ave

Coaches to New York leave from 8 stations in Albany.

All coach stations in Albany:

  • 1245 Central Ave

  • 128 Central Ave.

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • 259 Central Ave

  • 1256 Central Ave

  • Albany (SUNY)

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

Where does the coach arrive in New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Coach stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • New York, NY

  • 152 E Broadway

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 103 Canal St

  • Madison Ave btwn E 33rd and 34th St

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 42 4th Ave

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