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Boston to Albany, NY bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.00
Shortest Duration3h 15m
Trips per day11
bus carriers3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Albany
4.0
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Subira
4.0
December 27, 2019Vacation
Pros
Staff informed us when there was a delay
Cons
Bus was late to leave
Alison
4.0
June 14, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Didn't give us enough time to actually get food in the station in Springfield so I was really hungry. They gave us like 7 minutes to go all the way down the end to the station and I felt like they were going to leave if I waited in line for a sandwich. It sucked

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Joshua
4.0
December 19, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Was fast and cheap.
Cons
Wasn't very comfortable. Wifi cut out and never came back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Amtrak go from Boston to Albany, NY?

Trains do go to Greater Albany from Boston: The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited arrives at the Albany-Rensselaer Station after traveling at least 5 hours from Boston. The bus may be a better option, though. Buses from Boston can arrive in Albany in as little as 3 hours 15 minutes, and while the average train ticket costs around $100, bus tickets cost about $28.

Is Boston to Albany a good day-trip?

Boston to Albany does not make for a great day-trip. The earliest bus from Boston arrives in Albany at 10:55 a.m., and the latest bus departs Albany back to Boston at 4:10 p.m. That leaves just over 5 hours in Albany, which isn’t really enough to fully enjoy the city. You’re better off staying overnight, or spending a full weekend there.

Is Albany closer to Boston or New York City?

Albany is slightly closer to New York City than Boston. The fastest bus from Boston to Albany takes around 3 hours 15 minutes, while the fastest bus from New York to Albany takes about 2 hours 40 minutes.

How much does a bus ticket from Boston to Albany, NY cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Boston to Albany were $26.44.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Boston to Albany is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 21 days out, tickets are on average $9.64 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to Albany, NY?

The distance between Boston and Albany is approximately 138.94 miles, or 223.55 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Boston to Albany?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Albany, NY by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Albany?

On average there are 11 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Boston to Albany, NY, with an average of 7.867 trips per day and 118 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Boston to Albany. Of the 11 trips there are 4 trips that are direct connections to Albany.

3 carriers offer Boston to Albany, NY bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Boston to Albany from $24.00. There are 7.866667 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Boston to Albany and you can expect on average to pay $30.20 for a Greyhound ticket to Albany. In Boston, Greyhound departs to Albany from South Station Bus Terminal, In Albany, Greyhound arrives at Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to Albany takes 4 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Albany in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 8.625 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $31.62 for a weekend trip to Albany.

Avg. Time
4h 38m
Avg. Price
$30.20

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Albany from $53.00. There are 3.387755 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Albany and you can expect on average to pay $55.78 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Albany. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Albany from South Station Bus Terminal and one other station. In Albany, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St,

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Albany takes 5 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Albany in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $58.00 for a weekend trip to Albany.

Avg. Time
5h 31m
Avg. Price
$55.78

OurBus

Book OurBus from Boston to Albany from $30.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from Boston to Albany and you can expect on average to pay $32.10 for a OurBus ticket to Albany. In Boston, OurBus departs to Albany from 39 Dalton Street, In Albany, OurBus arrives at SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir,

An average trip on OurBus from Boston to Albany takes 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $30.18 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Albany.

Avg. Time
3h 15m
Avg. Price
$32.10
There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Albany will depart from these stations in Boston:
  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport
  • 39 Dalton Street
Buses arrive in Albany at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Albany for trips arriving from Boston:
  • Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St
  • SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir

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