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Bus Route Overview: Albany to Boston

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Albany to Boston. Traveling by bus from Albany to Boston usually takes around 4 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance139 mi (223 km)
Shortest duration4h 5m
Cheapest price$24.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany to Boston

(Based on 17 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Marco

December 11, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Very good

Very good

4.0

Ruth

November 22, 2022- Visiting friends

OurBus

Cons: The bus was clean and comfortable. It left on time and arrived early. The driver was a good driver, and was courteous if a bit non-communicative. He basically made no announcements as to what was going on. For instance we stopped at a gas station for a bit, and h...

Cons: The bus was clean and comfortable. It left on time and arrived early. The driver was a good driver, and was courteous if a bit non-communicative. He basically made no announcements as to what was going on. For instance we stopped at a gas station for a bit, and he didn’t communicate how long we would be there, if we could get off the bus, etc. My only other issue was that while the toilet was clean and functional, there was no TP. Tips: I would recommend the bus, but suggest passengers bring their own TP.

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4.0

Patricia

October 20, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Had the front seats to myself. Cons: Sometimes it was hard to tell what the driver was saying.

Pros: Had the front seats to myself. Cons: Sometimes it was hard to tell what the driver was saying.

4.0

isabelle

June 28, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The charger. Cons: The wifi didn't work. Tips: I don't think.

Pros: The charger. Cons: The wifi didn't work. Tips: I don't think.

5.0

Elham

June 21, 2022- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Everything was great 👍. Cons: If drivers were more friendly it would be great. Tips: Highly recommended.

Pros: Everything was great 👍. Cons: If drivers were more friendly it would be great. Tips: Highly recommended.

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Boston?

$27.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Albany to Boston. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Albany to Boston is expected to range from $25 to $41. If you are looking to travel to Boston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $28. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $25 and can be found on February 22, 2023.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Albany to Boston by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $31 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $26.93 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Boston?

There are 3 bus lines from Albany to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Greyhound offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US46h 56m$46.82
Greyhound24h 41m$36.30
Peter Pan Lines14h 15m$58.00
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Albany to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 41 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $24.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 1 bus trips every day during the week and 1 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Albany and Boston, offering bus tickets as low as $58.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany to Boston during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Albany to Boston?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 139 miles from Albany to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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 Boston. 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?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Boston each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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.

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station - BOSSST-0

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Main arrival station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station Bus Terminal

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