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Journey Information

Albany, NY to New York coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 50m
Trips per day6
Coach lines4
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Price trends for coaches from Albany to New York

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Albany to New York
4.3
Based on 27 reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
4.5
Michael
4.0
27 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
effortless transport
Cons
better announcement of upcoming stop. There need to have at minimum two stops in New Jersey.
Tips
Loud phone conversation was a bit disruptive, and it persisted unchecked.
Anthony
5.0
26 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great price for the timing that I purchased the ticket
Cons
Wifi
Zachary
5.0
7 August 2019Vacation
Pros
Having an outlet for my phone

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Adirondack Trailways report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Daeshan
4.0
30 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
The bus was on time for pickup/load in.
Cons
Some drivers are not that great, there was very heavy traffic and I noticed the bus driver always stopping abruptly. Presumably because she was not paying attention during the high traffic.

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
4.1
Value
3.5
Condition
4.1
Vivian
5.0
29 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
I HAD MY SERVICE DOG WITH ME I WAS ABLE TO SIT AT MY HANDICAPPED SEAT WHICH WAS GREAT FOR MY HUSBAND AND ME OTHER THAN THAT MY HUSBAND COMPLAINED ABOUT THE BACK PAIN CAUSE HE IS NOT ABLE TO SIT FOR LONG NO ROOM FOR HIM TO TRY AND STRETCH HIS BACK OR ABLE TO WALK TO THE ...More
Cons
PLEASE MAKE IT THAT HANDICAPPED PEOPLE CAN WALK OR STRETCH THEM SELVES OUT A LITTLE OTHER THAN IT WAS OKAY DO TO MY HUSBANDS ISSUES AND OTHER"S LIKE HIM
Tips
WRITE WHAT YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT ANY OF YOUR TRIPS THAT WAY THEY CAN IMPROVE OUR TRIPS IN THE FUTURE.
Regine
4.0
22 December 2019Visiting family
Cons
The outlets wasn’t working
Stephanie
4.0
9 November 2019Vacation
Pros
It was very pleasant. All went well. Arrived on time.
Cons
Charging outlet sockets weren't working. Only a few. Every seat didnt have an outlet. It was an old bus.
Elizabeth
5.0
6 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Excellent wi fi and outlet to recharge. The driver's friendly courtesy, his telling us we had to reroute because of traffic,m and still getting us there on time.
Cons
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Tips
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Avi
4.0
9 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
Smooth driving
Cons
the condition of upholstery and accessories

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
3.9
Value
4.3
Condition
4.4
Maralene
4.0
1 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
The view from the 2nd deck
Cons
Tables in front of seats
Tips
Check the transit map in NYC before booking ticket
Maralene
4.0
18 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
I enjoyed the double decker
Cons
Didn’t know about the entertainment and WiFi
Tips
Arrive early
Peggy
4.0
23 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I didn't have to drive!!!!
Cons
Bus engine was quite noisy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fastest bus from Albany to New York?

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.

Are there direct buses to New York City from Albany?

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.

Is it better to take the bus or train from Albany to New York?

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.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$17.60 was the low point for coach fares from Albany to New York. Coaches from New York to Albany are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$17.60 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$16.44 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 3 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 135 miles (217 kilometers) from Albany to New York. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to New York at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Albany?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from Albany to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from Albany to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

What coach companies travel from Albany to New York?

There are 4 coach lines from Albany to New York. With 4 daily trips, Megabus usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways25h 9mUS$32.25
Greyhound22h 50mUS$25.34
Megabus42h 59mUS$18.06
Peter Pan Lines25h 2mUS$48.00

Where does the coach leave from in Albany?

Albany, New York has two coach stations with service to New York, New York:

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

Where does the coach arrive in New York?

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

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 7th Ave and W 27th St

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