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Albany - Hartford Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Albany to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Albany to Hartford usually takes around 3 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance82 mi (132 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$25.98
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Hartford?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Hartford cost $34.88 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.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Albany to Hartford is expected to be between $32 and $48. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 30, 2024, when tickets are available for July 30, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $33.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Albany to Hartford, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $38. However, taking the bus from Albany to Hartford during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $56. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to $23.24.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Hartford?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Albany to Hartford that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound23h 23m$42.78
Peter Pan Lines75h 23m$56.98
  • 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 2 bus trips from Albany to Hartford every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Hartford usually start from $26.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Hartford from $29. There are 7 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Hartford and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Hartford. In Albany, Peter Pan Lines departs to Hartford from 66 Green Street . In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 4 other stations.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Hartford takes 5 hours and 23 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Hartford in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Hartford.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 82 miles from Albany to Hartford. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Hartford. 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Hartford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Hartford every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

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.

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: 66 Green Street

Albany has two bus stations with service to Hartford.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Hartford?

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Main arrival station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All bus stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

  • State St

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • Pearl and Lewis St

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