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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Syracuse to Albany. Traveling by bus from Syracuse to Albany usually takes around 3 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance124 mi (200 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price€21.18
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Pool
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Syracuse, NY to Albany, NY

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Sriram

25 August 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Timely arrival. Cons: Bus quality.

Pros: Timely arrival. Cons: Bus quality.

How much is a bus ticket from Syracuse to Albany?

€21.18 is the average price of a bus ticket from Syracuse 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

€38€25€13SepSep

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Syracuse to Albany is expected to range from €31 to €36. If you are looking to travel to Albany within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €31. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €31 and can be found on 18 September 2021.

Monthly average prices

€42€34€25€17€8ONDJFMAMJJAS
Traveling from Syracuse to Albany by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €27 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to Albany?

There are 3 bus lines from Syracuse to Albany. Adirondack Pool offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Pool23h 57m€33.41
OurBus12h 41m€21.18
Trailways NY Pool28h 42m€46.38
  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 €21, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Syracuse to Albany if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Syracuse to Albany during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 200 kilometers from Syracuse to Albany. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Syracuse?

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 11:00. To see the times for all buses from Syracuse to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Syracuse to Albany. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

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 bus leave from in Syracuse?

Departure stations

Syracuse has two bus stations with service to Albany.

Bus stations in Syracuse:

  • Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Albany.

Bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St

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