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Journey Information

There are 51 intercity buses per day from Albany to New York. Traveling by bus from Albany to New York usually takes around 2 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price€12.00
Trips per day48
Most frequent servicePandaNY Bus
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany to New York

(Based on 142 ratings and reviews)




26 March 2023- Visiting friends

Adirondack Trailways





26 March 2023- Visiting friends

Adirondack Trailways





25 March 2023- Business

Wanda Coach

It was well driven, I felt safe, not overcrowded.

It was well driven, I felt safe, not overcrowded.



23 March 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Easy and accessible with an excellent price. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: Easy and accessible with an excellent price. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.



21 February 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

It was quick and comfortable and priced really well.

It was quick and comfortable and priced really well.

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

€18.07 is the average price of a bus ticket from Albany to New York. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Albany to New York is expected to range from €14 to €22. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €18. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €14 and can be found on 20 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 €24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albany to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €30 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 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 21 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €2.82 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus 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 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways93h 2m€29.46
FlixBus US83h 42m€29.46
Greyhound93h 33m€30.23
OurBus23h 28m€20.12
PandaNY Bus232h 58m€19.46
Peter Pan Lines14h 45m€44.31
Wanda Coach62h 26m€12.00
  • Book Adirondack Trailways from Albany to New York from €28. There are 9 trips per day offered by Adirondack Trailways from Albany to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to New York. In Albany, Adirondack Trailways departs to New York from 66 Green Street and one other station. In New York, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Port Authority Bus Station .

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Albany to New York takes 3 hours and 2 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New York.

  • 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 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 9 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 €23.

  • 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 €16, 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 €14.

  • 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 Albany and New York, offering bus tickets as low as €44.
  • 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 €12 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.

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.

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 bus 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 bus takes an average of 2 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 217 kilometers from Albany to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. 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.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in New York. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

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

There are 51 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 48 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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 bus leave from in Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main departure 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.

All bus 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)

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: 152 E Broadway

Buses arrive in New York at 12 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in New York:

  • 152 E Broadway

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

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Madison Ave btwn E 33rd and 34th St

  • 103 Canal St

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • McDonald's - 1651 Broadway

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 42 4th Ave

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

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