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Albany-Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Albany to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$44.00
Shortest Duration10h 20m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany to Washington 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 Albany to Washington DC?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $44.00 was the low point for bus fares from Albany to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Albany are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $44.00 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 6 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $69.85 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 310 miles (500 kilometers) from Albany, NY to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 20 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Washington DC. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

There is usually only one bus per day from Albany to Washington DC. It leaves the station in Albany at 11:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

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

What bus companies travel from Albany to Washington DC?

There is one bus company that operates from Albany to Washington DC. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound110h 34m$75.18

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Most buses depart from the main station in Albany, New York:

  • Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

All buses from Albany arrive at one main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Price trends for buses from Albany to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35NovDec

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

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