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Albany to Cortland bus

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Albany - Cortland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Albany to Cortland. Traveling by bus from Albany to Cortland usually takes around 4 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance123 mi (198 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price$30.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Cortland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Cortland cost $30.00 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 avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Albany to Cortland is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $31. If you're planning to take the bus from Albany to Cortland during June, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $74. 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 10 days in advance to save $49.50 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Cortland?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways28h 50m$109.19
OurBus13h 50m$31.13
  • 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.

  • 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 $30, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Albany to Cortland if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 123 miles from Albany to Cortland. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 45 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Cortland, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Cortland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Albany to Cortland. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: 66 Green Street

Buses to Cortland leave from 3 stations in Albany.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany (SUNY)

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

Where does the bus arrive in Cortland?

Main arrival station: 60 Central Ave

All buses from Albany arrive at one main station in Cortland.

All bus stations in Cortland:

  • 60 Central Ave

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