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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Albany to Boston. Traveling by bus from Albany to Boston usually takes around 5 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance139 mi (223 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$24.18
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Albany to Boston

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Lorena

January 1, 2024- Vacation

OurBus

It was very quiet and comfortable.

5.0

Meriem

December 12, 2023- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Please to take look on the passengers seats bcz I was on seat 4 but someone took my place and told I payed 2 seats so I want on the back to not cause any problem. Cons: Just to verify the seats of the passengers. Tips: I didn’t understand the questions.

4.0

Marco

December 11, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

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 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.

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.

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Boston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Boston cost $35.79 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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If you're planning to travel by bus from Albany to Boston in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $31 to $54. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on February 28, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Boston this week, bus tickets are available starting at $31.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Albany to Boston is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $32. If you're planning to take the bus from Albany to Boston during March, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $38. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 26 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $19.10 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Boston?

There are 5 bus lines from Albany to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US18h 11m$34.12
Greyhound35h 28m$39.41
OurBus13h 20m$37.94
Peter Pan Lines14h 15m$58.00
Peter Pan Lines24h 37m$55.12
  • 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 1 trips per day from Albany to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 3 bus trips from Albany to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 28 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $24.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $35, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Albany to Boston if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • 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.
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Boston from $54. There are 2 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Boston and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Boston. In Albany, Peter Pan Lines departs to Boston from 66 Green Street . In Boston, Peter Pan Lines arrives at South Station and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Boston takes 4 hours and 37 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Boston.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 139 miles from Albany to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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 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, 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 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 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?

Main departure station: 66 Green Street

Buses to Boston leave from 4 stations in Albany.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

  • Albany (SUNY)

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Buses arrive in Boston at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton St

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

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