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Albany - Binghamton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Albany to Binghamton. Traveling by bus from Albany to Binghamton usually takes around 7 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance117 mi (188 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price$39.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany to Binghamton

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

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.

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

Left on time and arrived on time. Very relaxing

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Binghamton?

$43.39 is the average price of a bus ticket from Albany to Binghamton. Any tickets cheaper than $43.39 can be considered a great deal. 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

$60$40$20MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Albany to Binghamton is expected to range from $42 to $49. If you are looking to travel to Binghamton within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $43. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $42 and can be found on June 8, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albany to Binghamton in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $52 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 $7.59 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Binghamton?

There are 3 bus lines from Albany to Binghamton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Adirondack Trailways 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
Adirondack Pool26h 6m$48.20
Adirondack Trailways45h 41m$42.12
Greyhound110h 7m$47.53
  • Adirondack Pool

    Adirondack Pool

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the Albany to Binghamton route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $42 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the Albany to Binghamton route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $40 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • 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 1 bus trips from Albany to Binghamton every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Binghamton usually start from $39.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany to Binghamton 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 Binghamton?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 117 miles from Albany to Binghamton. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 5 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Binghamton at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Binghamton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Binghamton are there per day?

There are 7 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?

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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

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

Where does the bus arrive in Binghamton?

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Main arrival station: Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

The Greater Binghamton Transportation Center connects travelers to bus service on Adirondack Trailways, OurBus, and as the enormous light-up letters on the outside of the building indicate, Greyhound. Frequent routes run from this station to New York City, Buffalo, and Albany. As a hub for travel in Binghamton, the station also connects to many local bus routes on Broome County transit. The station has indoor seating, vending machines, and courtesy wifi available. Conveniently located in downtown Binghamton, the station is within a quick walk of several restaurants, bars, and public parking lots.

All bus stations in Binghamton:

  • Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

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