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Journey Information

There are 51 intercity coaches per day from New York to Albany. Traveling by coach from New York to Albany usually takes around 2 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest OurBus coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price£10.57
Trips per day47
Most frequent servicePandaNY Bus
Coach lines7

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York to Albany

(Based on 141 ratings and reviews)




17 March 2023- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

Pros: Drop off location. Cons: Bathroom. Tips: A great way to commute to the city no in between stops this run.

Pros: Drop off location. Cons: Bathroom. Tips: A great way to commute to the city no in between stops this run.


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16 March 2023

Wanda Coach

A wonderful and pleasant trip ever all 100% GOOD !!!

A wonderful and pleasant trip ever all 100% GOOD !!!


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4 March 2023- Vacation

Wanda Coach

Pros: Toilet is not clean. Cons: Need to make air freshener.

Pros: Toilet is not clean. Cons: Need to make air freshener.



4 March 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Easy to book, email confirmation, easy boarding, departed on time. Cons: Access to Wi-Fi. Tips: Come early, have email confirmation ready on hand,.

Pros: Easy to book, email confirmation, easy boarding, departed on time. Cons: Access to Wi-Fi. Tips: Come early, have email confirmation ready on hand,.



24 February 2023- Regular commuter

Wanda Coach

Pros: On time (though destination arrival time was delayed by 15 minutes, not due to any reasons with the bus). Cons: The recliner was functioning but with difficulty. The heat was turned on probably intermittently and not continuously.

Pros: On time (though destination arrival time was delayed by 15 minutes, not due to any reasons with the bus). Cons: The recliner was functioning but with difficulty. The heat was turned on probably intermittently and not continuously.

New York to Albany Route Map

New York Albany

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

The average price for a coach ticket to Albany is £15.76, This is a superb deal on a coach trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Albany is expected to range from £13 to £20. If you are looking to travel to Albany within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £15. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £13 and can be found on 18 April 2023.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Albany in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £26 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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £2.15 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from New York to Albany?

There are 7 bus lines from New York to Albany available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 23 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 Trailways93h 2m£25.43
FlixBus US83h 46m£26.44
Greyhound83h 17m£27.15
OurBus23h 12m£18.81
PandaNY Bus232h 52m£16.27
Peter Pan Lines15h 20m£39.01
Wanda Coach62h 45m£10.57
  • Book Adirondack Trailways from New York to Albany from £24. There are 9 Adirondack Trailways schedules from New York to Albany and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Albany. In New York, Adirondack Trailways departs to Albany from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Albany, Adirondack Trailways arrives at 66 Green Street and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from New York to Albany takes 3 hours and 2 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Albany in 2 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Albany.

  • 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 8 trips per day from New York to Albany, 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 8 bus trips from New York to Albany every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 17 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albany usually start from £20.

  • 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 New York to Albany 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 New York to Albany, with prices starting from £11.

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 1 bus trips every day during the week and 1 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Albany, offering bus tickets as low as £39.
  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 6 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from £11 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 New York and Albany.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Amtrak offers 12 daily routes from New York City to Rensselaer, which is just across the Hudson River from Albany. The duration of the routes range from 2 hours and 20 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes. Tickets through Amtrak start at $35, but average closer to $47. The first train departs at 7:00 a.m. EDT, while the last train of the day departs at 10:00 p.m. EDT.

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.

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.

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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.

The coach takes an average of 2 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 135 miles from New York to Albany. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 20 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.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach 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 coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 51 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 47 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information

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.


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 coach leave from in New York?

Main departure station: 6th Ave between 31st St and 32nd St

Coaches to Albany leave from 13 stations in New York.

All coach stations in New York:

  • 6th Ave between 31st St and 32nd St

  • 152 E Broadway

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 103 Canal St

  • Madison Ave btwn E 33rd and 34th St

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • McDonald's - 1651 Broadway

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

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

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Park Avenue South (b/w E 26th St. and E 27th St.)

Where does the coach arrive in Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main arrival station: 66 Green Street

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.

Coach stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • 1245 Central Ave

  • 128 Central Ave.

  • 259 Central Ave

  • 66 Green St & Division St

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

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