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Albany to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$5.00
Shortest Duration2h 40m
Trips per day37
bus carriers6
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Overall score for Albany to New York
4.3
Based on 16 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
4.4
Value
4.2
Condition
4.6
Zachary
5.0
August 7, 2019Vacation
Pros
Having an outlet for my phone

Based on 7 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
3.4
Staff
4.1
Value
3.3
Condition
4.1
Avi
4.0
September 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Smooth driving
Cons
the condition of upholstery and accessories
Karen Alexia
5.0
August 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Friendly driver, on time, clean
Cons
None
Tips
Book online and double check booking because mine was mixed up time so i had to rebook and pay extra
Lauren
4.0
August 23, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was fast.
Cons
The seats are very old and crusty. Makes for a very uncomfortable ride if you’re wearing shorts.
Tips
No.
Nolan
5.0
August 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The seats have plenty of room.
Tips
Don't play music for everyone to hear
Indra
4.0
July 19, 2019Solo travel
Cons
On time departure as we left 10 mins late causes me to have anxiety. Driver did arrived early. Driver makes all necessary announcements which was great as passengers were kept informed.

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
3.5
Value
4.3
Condition
4.5
Peggy
4.0
August 23, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I didn't have to drive!!!!
Cons
Bus engine was quite noisy

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.

How to book cheap bus tickets from Albany to New York

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Albany to New York is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Albany to New York were $22.45. By booking 9 days out, tickets are on average $5.04 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Albany to New York?

The distance between Albany and New York is approximately 134.72 miles, or 216.76 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Albany to New York?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Albany to New York by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Adirondack Pool from Albany to New York has the most daily schedules

On average there are 37 scheduled bus trips per day. Adirondack Pool has the most regularly scheduled departures from Albany to New York, with an average of 14 trips per day and 295 monthly trips. 6 bus carriers serve the route from Albany to New York. Of the 37 trips there are 25 trips that are direct connections to New York.

6 carriers offer Albany to New York bus trips

Adirondack Pool

Book Adirondack Pool from Albany to New York from $22.00. There are 14 trips per day offered by Adirondack Pool from Albany to New York and you can expect on average to pay $28.26 for a Adirondack Pool ticket to New York. In Albany, Adirondack Pool departs to New York from Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St and one other station. In New York, Adirondack Pool arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and one other station.

An average trip on Adirondack Pool from Albany to New York takes 3 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Adirondack Pool trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Adirondack Pool offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $31.82 for a weekend trip to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 8m
Avg. Price
$28.26

Adirondack Trailways

Book Adirondack Trailways from Albany to New York from $22.00. There are 7 trips per day offered by Adirondack Trailways from Albany to New York and you can expect on average to pay $33.86 for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to New York. In Albany, Adirondack Trailways departs to New York from SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir and one other station. In New York, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and one other station.

An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Albany to New York takes 3 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $35.67 for a weekend trip to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 46m
Avg. Price
$33.86

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Albany to New York from $20.00. There are 9 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Albany to New York and you can expect on average to pay $25.93 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Albany, Greyhound departs to New York from Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St and one other station. In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Albany to New York takes 3 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27.78 for a weekend trip to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 0m
Avg. Price
$25.93

Megabus

Book Megabus from Albany to New York from $1.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Megabus from Albany to New York and you can expect on average to pay $23.98 for a Megabus ticket to New York. In Albany, Megabus departs to New York from SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir, In New York, Megabus arrives at 7th Ave and W 27th St,

An average trip on Megabus from Albany to New York takes 2 hours and 59 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.77 for a weekend trip to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 59m
Avg. Price
$23.98

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Albany to New York from $43.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Albany to New York and you can expect on average to pay $47.38 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Albany, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St, In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station,

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Albany to New York takes 5 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $48.00 for a weekend trip to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 0m
Avg. Price
$47.38

OurBus

Book OurBus from Albany to New York from $15.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from Albany to New York and you can expect on average to pay $31.12 for a OurBus ticket to New York. In Albany, OurBus departs to New York from SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir, In New York, OurBus arrives at 44th St & 3rd Ave and one other station.

An average trip on OurBus from Albany to New York takes 2 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $35.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
2h 48m
Avg. Price
$31.12

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Albany. Most bus trips to New York will depart from:
  • Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St
  • SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir
Bus trips arrive in New York at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York for trips arriving from Albany:
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 7-11 - Jd Foods
  • 7th Ave and W 27th St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 44th St & 3rd Ave
  • 368 Park Ave S