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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Albany to Buffalo. Traveling by bus from Albany to Buffalo usually takes around 10 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance260 mi (419 km)
Shortest duration6h 25m
Cheapest price$40.98
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Albany to Buffalo

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Jeremy

October 21, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It nice when you can get two seats next to each other on the overnight bus because then you can sleep more comfortably. Cons: The price is to high the bus use to cost 25 dollars between Albany to Niagara Falls now they have increased the price to 50 dollars. Also the WiFi did not work on the bus. They advertise free wifi on bus but this appears to not be true. Tips: Don't anticipate the wifi to work it almost never does.

5.0

Jeremy

September 23, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Bus did arrive on time, and was even early. Cons: There was a long line at the Albany bus station it turned out it was suppose to be two different lines. Also the price this bus used to be 25 dollars between Albany and Buffalo now the price has increased to 50 dollars. Also I always have a hard time getting the wifi to work on the bus. One time I got it to work and it offered free movies I would like if they could make this option available on all of there busses. Also free drop off parking for 30 mins in front of the terminal so people can drop there loved ones off and see them off before they leave. Tips: There is no free parking at the Albany bus terminal.

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Buffalo?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Buffalo cost $51.65 on average. Tickets cheaper than $51.65 are an excellent bargain. 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 Buffalo in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $46 to $94. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 7, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Buffalo this week, bus tickets are available starting at $61.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Albany to Buffalo, mark your calendar for July. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $60. However, taking the bus from Albany to Buffalo during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $92. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

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 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $65.85 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Buffalo?

There are 3 bus lines from Albany to Buffalo available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 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 Trailways811h 4m$117.83
FlixBus US115h 35m$144.87
Greyhound39h 37m$65.66
  • 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.

  • 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 Buffalo, 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 Buffalo every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 37 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Buffalo usually start from $41.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 260 miles from Albany to Buffalo. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 25 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Buffalo. 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Buffalo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

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.

Buffalo

Buffalo is a great budget destination that will not burn through your pocket. Located just a few hours’ drive away from Niagara Falls, the city serves as a transportation hub for tourists who want to marvel at the sights of the famous landmark. Visitors can either enjoy the tour from a boat, or walk around the section behind the falls themselves. If you opt for a more idyllic and peaceful destination instead, Forest Lawn is a good choice. A beautiful cemetery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the destination is a perfect spot for a picnic. As the day winds down to an end, don’t hesitate to attend a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, which features lavish interiors as well as amazing Broadway shows.

Buffalo’s chicken wings are the city’s trademark dish, and tourists who wish to grab a bite could do so at Duff’s Famous Wings or Anchor Bar. For a wider selection, The Left Bank is an even better option.

The principal bus station in Buffalo is the Metropolitan Transportation Center downtown. Travelers can catch buses by Greyhound, New York Trailways, Fullington Trailways and Barons Bus Lines from this station. The main Amtrak train station in Buffalo is located on Exchange St not too far from the bus station. Buffalo is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s principal airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located in the suburb area of Cheektowaga. The city is also served by the nearby Niagara Falls International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: 66 Green Street

Buses to Buffalo 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 Buffalo?

Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St  - BNYMEG-0

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Main arrival station: Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

The Downtown Terminal in Buffalo is the center of bus transportation in the city. The terminal currently serves many intercity bus lines such as Greyhound, FlixBus, Fullington Trailways, Barons Bus Lines, and New York Trailways. The station offers vending machines and even a Tim Horton’s for a taste of Canada’s favorite coffee and donuts. Situated in the heart of downtown Buffalo, travelers can easily access restaurants, hotels, or the Amtrak station on Exchange Street to continue their travels.

All bus stations in Buffalo:

  • Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

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