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Journey Information

There are 59 intercity coaches per day from New York to Albany. Traveling by coach from New York to Albany usually takes around 3 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Shortest duration2h 29m
Cheapest price£7.94
Trips per day51
Most frequent servicePandaNY Bus
Coach lines7

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York to Albany

(Based on 214 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

norma

9 May 2024- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Reasonably priced. Cons: Time as schedule. Tips: Bring your own air refresher & toilet paper for the restroom.

5.0

Anna Grace

3 May 2024- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Very easy to board, very organized. I like that the driver was very strict about people not playing things on speakers. Cons: The bus felt very clean, but it smelled kind of off like bathroom cleaner.

5.0

Myo Pa Pa

2 May 2024- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Nice deal with best services. Tips: Should be the exact bus terminal where it is easy to get there. E.g Flix bus stops at 41st & 8th ave.

5.0

Pietro

20 April 2024- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Cleaner windows. Tips: Save money!

4.0

Sakinah

18 April 2024- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: It was very enjoyable. Cons: Everything was fine. Tips: No.

New York to Albany Route Map

New York Albany

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

£20.27 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Albany. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Albany is expected to range from £19 to £27. If you are looking to travel to Albany within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £21. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £19 and can be found on 4 June 2024.

Monthly average prices

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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 New York to Albany in March, 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

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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 £7.15 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 Trailways143h 25m£30.04
FlixBus US23h 11m£25.99
Greyhound163h 24m£28.77
OurBus24h 20m£15.52
PandaNY Bus232h 51m£18.86
Peter Pan Lines25h 45m£35.79
Wanda Coach42h 45m£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 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 16 bus trips from New York to Albany every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albany usually start from £14.

  • 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 £8, 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 £16.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Albany from £33. There are 2 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Albany and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Albany. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Albany from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Albany, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 66 Green Street and no other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Albany takes 5 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Albany in 2 hours and 29 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Albany.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 4 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 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.

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 135 miles from New York to Albany. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 29 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 59 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 51 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 New York to Albany; ticket prices start at £32.54.

City Information

New York

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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.

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 coach leave from in New York?

Main departure station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Coaches to Albany leave from 12 stations in New York.

All coach stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • New York, NY

  • 152 E Broadway

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 103 Canal St

  • Madison Ave btwn E 33rd and 34th St

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

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 42 4th Ave

  • 47 Chrystie St

Where does the coach arrive in Albany?

Main arrival station: 66 Green Street

Coaches arrive in Albany at 7 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • 1245 Central Ave

  • 128 Central Ave.

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany (SUNY)

  • 259 Central Ave

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

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