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Albany - Amherst Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Albany to Amherst. Traveling by bus from Albany to Amherst usually takes around 3 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance66 mi (106 km)
Shortest duration3h 10m
Cheapest price$29.00
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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What bus companies travel from Albany to Amherst?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Albany to Amherst. Peter Pan Lines connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Peter Pan Lines43h 39m$29.00
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Amherst from $29. There are 4 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Amherst and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Amherst. In Albany, Peter Pan Lines departs to Amherst from 66 Green Street . In Amherst, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Amherst UMass and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Amherst takes 3 hours and 39 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Amherst in 3 hours and 10 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 66 miles from Albany to Amherst. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 10 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.

Because many passengers travel from Albany to Amherst 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Amherst, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Amherst 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.

Amherst

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Amherst is mainly known as an academic town, but there's also beauty to go with those brains. Amherst's collegiate reputation comes from three prestigious colleges in town: Amherst College, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst. The grand campuses and bookish feel around the place will leave you feeling inspired; soon, you'll be sitting by Puffers Pond and reciting poetry.

Amherst owes much of its academic vibe to the local heroine, Emily Dickinson, born there in 1830. Visit the Emily Dickinson Museum to learn more about her life and legacy.

Due to its large student population, Amherst boasts a youthful and lively downtown area, filled with quaint coffee shops and bookstores, as well as varied restaurants and even an independent movie theatre. Plus, Amherst hosts one of the longest-running farmer's markets in the area, where every weekend, visitors can buy various handcrafted goods and local foods.

Although yellow school buses don't transport college students into town, there are many travel options for Amherst's students and visitors seeking a Massachusetts hidden gem. Bradley Airport is only one hour away in Connecticut, and the larger Logan Airport is roughly two hours away in Boston. Amtrak trains stop in nearby Northampton and Springfield, and Peter Pan and OurBus provide frequent and budget-friendly access to Amherst by bus.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: 66 Green Street

Most buses depart from the main station in Albany.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

Where does the bus arrive in Amherst?

Main arrival station: Amherst UMass

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Amherst.

All bus stations in Amherst:

  • Amherst UMass

  • Amherst Center - 79 S Pleasant St

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