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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Portland to Albany. Traveling by bus from Portland to Albany usually takes around 12 hours and 45 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance190 mi (305 km)
Shortest duration12h 45m
Cheapest price$27.47
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Portland to Albany?

Bus tickets for a trip from Portland to Albany cost $29.47 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Portland to Albany, mark your calendar for September. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $36. However, taking the bus from Portland to Albany during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $90. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Portland to Albany?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Portland to Albany. Greyhound is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound112h 45m$59.60
  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 1 bus trips from Portland to Albany every day, with the average journey taking around 12 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albany usually start from $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 190 miles from Portland to Albany. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Portland to Albany at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from Portland to Albany. It leaves the station in Portland at 1:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Portland to Albany. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

Portland

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Portland, ME - POR-1

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Portland is Maine's largest city and, because of that, the main transportation hub in the state. From Portland, travelers can easily reach destinations such as Boston, Albany, and even Gainesville, Texas, by a combination of buses, trains, and ferries. And there’s plenty to do in the city, even if you’re traveling solo.

Since its foundation in 1786, Portland has recovered from no less than four major fires, creating a fascinating blend of old and new. The dedicated Arts District around upper Congress Street has a smattering of important museum collections, including the Portland Museum of Art, the state's oldest public art institution.

The West End hosts the majority of Portland's historic buildings, creating an olde worlde feel. However, the presence of several well-regarded schools and colleges ensures Portland remains one of the most vibrant small cities in the U.S.

After several years of hardship, the Old Port district has once again become the center of the action. Its attractive cobblestone streets and 19th-century red-brick warehouses now contain a selection of on-trend cafes, bars, and boutique stores. At the same time, it's still possible to watch the time-honored tradition of fishermen unloading their lobster pots onto the foreshore.

East of the downtown area, you'll find Munjoy Hill. It's a district with strong Irish and Italian roots, making it one of the best places in Portland to enjoy the authentic cuisine of Italy. It’s no wonder we named Portland one of our top vacation destinations in Maine.

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 Portland?

Main departure station: Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

Greyhound and FlixBus routes to Portland arrive at a Park & Ride lot off I-295 in the East Bayside area of the city. The Park & Ride lot has 200 free parking spaces but no station building. So make sure to use the restroom before heading to the bus stop, and pack any snacks you'll want on the ride. Luckily, there are a handful of coffee shops and bars in the area around the Park & Ride, so you can enjoy a beverage of your choice if you are waiting a while for your bus.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

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

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