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Newark-Albany Bus Schedule
Newark to Albany bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||3h 55m|
|Trips per day||9|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Newark to Albany right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Albany?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $24.00 was the low point for bus fares from Newark to Albany. Buses from Albany to Newark are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $24.00 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $11.44 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 134 miles (216 kilometers) from Newark, NJ to Albany, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from Newark 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Newark?
The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from Newark to Albany?
There is one bus company that operates from Newark to Albany. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
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Where does the bus leave from in Newark?
Newark, New Jersey has two bus stations with service to Albany, New York:
- Penn Station
Where does the bus arrive in Albany?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Albany, New York:
- Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St
- SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir
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