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Albany - Binghamton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Albany to Binghamton. Traveling by bus from Albany to Binghamton usually takes around 6 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance117 mi (188 km)
Shortest duration3h 10m
Cheapest price$25.48
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Albany to Binghamton

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Marius

October 11, 2022- Business

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: The landscape along the way was amazing; there was Internet access; there was a power supply available. Cons: The seats could have been slightly roomier (when holding a laptop in my lap).

5.0

Nicole

September 25, 2022- Visiting friends

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Great Driver and comfortable ride! Cons: Everything was amazing! Tips: Be mindful of others while being on the bus.

5.0

Christine

February 15, 2022- Visiting friends

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Fast and easy. I love booking with Wanderu because I get the best deals for last minute travel. Cons: Point system for future travel.

5.0

Carol

August 19, 2019- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Left on time and arrived on time. Very relaxing

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Binghamton?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Binghamton cost $32.48 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.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Albany to Binghamton is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $44. If you're planning to take the bus from Albany to Binghamton during October, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $71. 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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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 16 days in advance to save $37.70 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Binghamton?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Albany to Binghamton that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Adirondack Trailways usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways46h 5m$77.18
Greyhound17h 7m$46.77
  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • 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 1 bus trips from Albany to Binghamton every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Binghamton usually start from $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 117 miles from Albany to Binghamton. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 10 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Binghamton, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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 Binghamton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

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

Binghamton

Binghamton, NY

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Binghamton, NY

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Binghamton, NY

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Surrounded by idyllic rolling hills, the city of Binghamton offers a small-town vibe that makes it the perfect choice for travelers who wish to stay away from the big crowds. If you are a culturally inclined tourist, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a mosaic tour around the quarters. Mosaic is a famous medium through which local artists express their ideas, and in many corners of the downtown area you will find colorful artworks waiting for you to explore. For those with a brave heart, the haunted history trail will be a good choice. The trail will take you through the most famous local haunted mansions, where you will learn about their history and try your luck with the supernatural.

For a quick bite, head over to Garage, a local taco eatery which has captured the hearts of many local residents. If you want to try something new, A Tavolo Italian Restaurant, with homemade dishes and sauces, will be a solid choice.

The busiest bus station in Binghamton is the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center, which is located on Chenango Street. You can catch buses run by Greyhound, OurBus and New York Trailways at the station. There are no Amtrak trains that pass through Binghamton. The city is served by the Greater Binghamton Airport, which is located 10 miles north of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: 66 Green Street

Buses to Binghamton leave from 3 stations in Albany.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany (SUNY)

Where does the bus arrive in Binghamton?

Main arrival station: Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

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

All bus stations in Binghamton:

  • Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

  • Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

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