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Journey Information

Albany to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$23.00
Shortest Duration2h 45m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fastest bus from Albany to New York?

The fastest bus from Albany to New York City is operated by OurBus, and takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes. OurBus tickets for this route average about $32. However, OurBus only has 1 bus per day on this route. If that sells out, you can consider traveling by Greyhound, which takes about 3 hours and has tickets averaging $26.

Are there direct buses to New York City from Albany?

There are 30 daily scheduled trips from Albany to NYC between 6 bus carriers. Out of those 30 trips, 20 are direct routes that do not require a transfer. The typical duration for a direct bus between Albany and New York is between 2 and 3.5 hours depending on traffic and weather conditions. The earliest bus leaves Albany at 2:00 a.m. EDT, with the latest bus departing at 11:00 p.m. EDT.

Is it better to take the bus or train from Albany to New York?

Even though the duration of a train trip is the same amount as a bus trip, bus routes are a bit cheaper. Train tickets average about $47, whereas bus tickets average just $20. Traveling by train has the added advantage that you’re not subject to traffic and weather conditions, so if arriving on time is more important to you than saving money, the train may be a better option.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany to New York right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $30.26 was the low point for bus fares from Albany to New York. Buses from New York to Albany are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $30.26 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 11 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $7.34 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 135 miles (217 kilometers) from Albany, NY to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Because many passengers travel from Albany to New York at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Albany to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Albany, New York to New York, New York. With 7 daily trips, Adirondack Pool 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 Pool72h 54m$35.60
Adirondack Trailways15h 7m$42.30
Greyhound24h 18m$29.48

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Albany, New York has two bus stations with service to New York, New York:

  • Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St
  • SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in New York, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Price trends for buses from Albany to New York

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany, NY to New York, NY
4.3
Based on 26 ratings and reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
4.5
Michael
4.0
January 27, 2020Solo travel
Pros
effortless transport
Cons
better announcement of upcoming stop. There need to have at minimum two stops in New Jersey.
Tips
Loud phone conversation was a bit disruptive, and it persisted unchecked.
Anthony
5.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great price for the timing that I purchased the ticket
Cons
Wifi
Zachary
5.0
August 7, 2019Vacation
Pros
Having an outlet for my phone

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
4.1
Value
3.5
Condition
4.1
Vivian
5.0
December 29, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I HAD MY SERVICE DOG WITH ME I WAS ABLE TO SIT AT MY HANDICAPPED SEAT WHICH WAS GREAT FOR MY HUSBAND AND ME OTHER THAN THAT MY HUSBAND COMPLAINED ABOUT THE BACK PAIN CAUSE HE IS NOT ABLE TO SIT FOR LONG NO ROOM FOR HIM TO TRY AND STRETCH HIS BACK OR ABLE TO WALK TO THE ...More
Cons
PLEASE MAKE IT THAT HANDICAPPED PEOPLE CAN WALK OR STRETCH THEM SELVES OUT A LITTLE OTHER THAN IT WAS OKAY DO TO MY HUSBANDS ISSUES AND OTHER"S LIKE HIM
Tips
WRITE WHAT YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT ANY OF YOUR TRIPS THAT WAY THEY CAN IMPROVE OUR TRIPS IN THE FUTURE.
Regine
4.0
December 22, 2019Visiting family
Cons
The outlets wasn’t working
Stephanie
4.0
November 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was very pleasant. All went well. Arrived on time.
Cons
Charging outlet sockets weren't working. Only a few. Every seat didnt have an outlet. It was an old bus.
Elizabeth
5.0
December 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Excellent wi fi and outlet to recharge. The driver's friendly courtesy, his telling us we had to reroute because of traffic,m and still getting us there on time.
Cons
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Tips
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Avi
4.0
September 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Smooth driving
Cons
the condition of upholstery and accessories

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
3.9
Value
4.3
Condition
4.4
Maralene
4.0
February 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The view from the 2nd deck
Cons
Tables in front of seats
Tips
Check the transit map in NYC before booking ticket
Maralene
4.0
January 18, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I enjoyed the double decker
Cons
Didn’t know about the entertainment and WiFi
Tips
Arrive early
Peggy
4.0
August 23, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I didn't have to drive!!!!
Cons
Bus engine was quite noisy

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