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Albany - Plattsburgh Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Albany to Plattsburgh. Traveling by bus from Albany to Plattsburgh usually takes around 3 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance142 mi (229 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price$26.99
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Plattsburgh?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Plattsburgh 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.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Albany to Plattsburgh in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $29 to $39. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 18, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Plattsburgh this week, bus tickets are available starting at $29.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Albany to Plattsburgh is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $25. If you're planning to take the bus from Albany to Plattsburgh during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $32. 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 29 days in advance to save $9.41 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Plattsburgh?

There are 3 bus lines from Albany to Plattsburgh available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound 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 Trailways23h 16m$39.34
FlixBus US22h 45m$38.45
Greyhound33h 10m$33.13
  • 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.

  • 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 2 trips per day from Albany to Plattsburgh, 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 Plattsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 10 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Plattsburgh usually start from $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 142 miles from Albany to Plattsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours 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.

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

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Plattsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Plattsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Albany to Plattsburgh without transferring.

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?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main departure station: Albany Bus Terminal

The Albany Bus Terminal is a busy hub of intercity bus travel in downtown Albany. Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Adirondack Trailways, and Peter Pan operate bus trips that stop at this station. The terminal has customer service staff on-site, as well as restrooms and a small cafe. Several parking lots are available around the station, and a hotel is available just down the street. It is only a few blocks to downtown Albany and the New York State Capitol complex from the station.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

  • Albany (SUNY)

Where does the bus arrive in Plattsburgh?

Main arrival station: Sunoco - 485 Rte 3

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

All bus stations in Plattsburgh:

  • Sunoco - 485 Rte 3

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