Albany to New Paltz bus

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Albany - New Paltz Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Albany to New Paltz. Traveling by bus from Albany to New Paltz usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance65 mi (104 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$23.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to New Paltz?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to New Paltz cost $24.15 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

Taking the bus from Albany to New Paltz is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $20. If you're planning to take the bus from Albany to New Paltz during March, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $27. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Albany to New Paltz?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Albany to New Paltz. Adirondack Trailways connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways92h 47m$29.91
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 65 miles from Albany to New Paltz. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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 New Paltz. 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Albany to New Paltz, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to New Paltz every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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


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.

New Paltz

New Paltz, NY, US - NPZ-0

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New Paltz is a small town in New York's Hudson River Valley, known as an ideal place for outdoorsy activity and a charming spot for local dining and live music. Shawangunk Ridge, colloquially referred to as The Gunks, overlooks the town and comprises cliffs and trails for some of the best rock climbing in North America. New Paltz also offers more top parks, trails, and wildlife sanctuaries for those who enjoy spending time outdoors, including Mohonk Preserve, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, and the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary. Stay at the Mohonk Mountain House, a legit castle and resort hotel located right on the Shawangunk Ridge, for easy access to hikes, lakes, and scenery.

Food and wine lovers will enjoy New Palz's distillers, vineyards, orchards, and brewpubs. A tasting at Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery south of town combines impeccable wines with incredible views. In downtown New Paltz, look out for galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and theaters to experience the small-town culture of this Hudson Valley destination.

New Paltz is accessible by hundreds of bus routes provided by Adirondack, Trailways NY, and OurBus. It is just 90 minutes away from New York City and also a short ride to Albany, Binghamton, or Hartford.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: Albany (SUNY)

Albany has two bus stations with service to New Paltz.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany (SUNY)

  • 66 Green Street

Where does the bus arrive in New Paltz?

Main arrival station: Trailways Bus Term - 139 Main St

Buses arrive in New Paltz at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New Paltz:

  • Trailways Bus Term - 139 Main St

  • New Paltz (Park & Ride)

  • New Paltz (SUNY)

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