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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Montreal to Albany. Traveling by bus from Montreal to Albany usually takes around 5 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Pool bus can make the trip in 5 hours,

Distance197 mi (317 km)
Shortest duration5h 0m
Cheapest price$47.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Montreal to Albany

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Marilyn

March 26, 2022- Business

Adirondack Pool

Robert was really nice as a driver

Robert was really nice as a driver

5.0

Sidra

July 31, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The views. Cons: Leg space. Tips: Bring a Sweater.

Pros: The views. Cons: Leg space. Tips: Bring a Sweater.

How much is a bus ticket from Montreal to Albany?

Typically $54.51 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Albany. Any tickets cheaper than $54.51 can be considered a great deal. 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

$60$40$20JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Montreal to Albany is expected to range from $54 to $58. If you are looking to travel to Albany within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $54. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $54 and can be found on June 24, 2022.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $3.07 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to Albany?

There are 3 bus lines from Montreal to Albany available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Adirondack Trailways 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 Pool35h 43m$57.95
Adirondack Trailways35h 56m$52.50
Adirondack Trailways35h 46m$59.75
  • Adirondack Pool

    Adirondack Pool

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the Montreal to Albany route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $47 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the Montreal to Albany route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $53 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from Montreal to Albany from $60. There are 3 trips per day offered by Adirondack Trailways from Montreal to Albany and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Albany. In Montreal, Adirondack Trailways departs to Albany from Gare d'autocars de Montreal . In Albany, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Albany Bus Terminal and one other station.

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Montreal to Albany takes 5 hours and 46 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Albany in 5 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Albany.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Montreal 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.

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.

How long is the bus ride from Montreal to Albany?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 197 miles from Montreal to Albany. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Montreal?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Montreal to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Montreal to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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

Montreal

Effortlessly blending quaint old buildings with the high-rises of the 21st century, Montreal is an exciting destination for adventure-seekers as well as introverted travelers. We even propose Montreal as a fantastic bachelorette party destination to consider. At the beating heart of this modern city is the quarter of Old Montreal, where you can find horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets. As you meander through the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural genius of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, which is one of the most iconic structures of the city. For those who wish to stay close to nature, the gigantic Parc du Mont-Royal will satisfy all your needs. In the warmer months of the year, you can rent a boat and row on Lac des Castors, which offers amazing views.

Montreal is heaven for fans of French cuisine. The top-rated traditional French restaurants converge in the Old Montreal quarter, and some local favorite names include Toque, LOV, Crew Collective & Cafe. For those looking for Canadian specialties, head over to Schwartz’s.

The principal rail station for Montreal is the Central Station, which is served by both VIA Rail and Amtrak. If you are traveling by bus, head to the Montreal Coach Terminal (aka Gare d'autocars de Montréal) from where you can catch buses operated by Greyhound and several other carriers. The city’s main airport is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located in the nearby city of Dorval.

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 Montreal?

Main departure station: Gare d'autocars de Montreal

Most buses depart from the main station in Montreal.

All bus stations in Montreal:

  • Gare d'autocars de Montreal

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main arrival station: Albany Bus Terminal

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:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

  • 1400 Washington Ave

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