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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 27 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 lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany to Boston

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Samson

November 26, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Things were good, nothing much to comment on in particular. Cons: The price. Tips: The Albany Bus Station was locked that early in the morning so make sure to walk around to the other side.

Pros: Things were good, nothing much to comment on in particular. Cons: The price. Tips: The Albany Bus Station was locked that early in the morning so make sure to walk around to the other side.

5.0

Victor

September 24, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Friendly driver. Cons: I wish the bus was warmer. Tips: Bring a sweater.

Pros: Friendly driver. Cons: I wish the bus was warmer. Tips: Bring a sweater.

5.0

Matt

August 16, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Great experience. Good driver. 5 minutes early. Thumbs up! Cons: Get that WiFi going. Other than that, all good. Tips: Wear something strange so people are less likely to sit next to you.

Pros: Great experience. Good driver. 5 minutes early. Thumbs up! Cons: Get that WiFi going. Other than that, all good. Tips: Wear something strange so people are less likely to sit next to you.

4.0

Jeannette

July 19, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

The bus was way too cold. Turn down the air conditioning please!

The bus was way too cold. Turn down the air conditioning please!

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Boston?

$25.00 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

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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 $26. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $25 and can be found on February 2, 2022.

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 $30 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $23.24 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Boston?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Albany to Boston that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound24h 28m$31.99
Peter Pan Lines14h 16m$56.97
  • 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 28 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $24.

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  • 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 $53.

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 27 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?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking buses from Albany to Boston. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the bus and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there 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 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?

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Main arrival station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

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