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Albany - Syracuse Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Albany to Syracuse. Traveling by bus from Albany to Syracuse usually takes around 3 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance124 mi (200 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price$36.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Syracuse?

Typically $36.39 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Syracuse. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Albany to Syracuse. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Albany to Syracuse is expected to range from $36 to $42. If you are looking to travel to Syracuse within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $36. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $36 and can be found on August 22, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $37 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albany to Syracuse in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $42 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.86 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Syracuse?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Albany to Syracuse that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Adirondack Trailways usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways54h 40m$45.15
Greyhound13h 5m$37.00
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Syracuse from $45. There are 5 trips per day offered by Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Syracuse and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Syracuse. In Albany, Adirondack Trailways departs to Syracuse from Albany Bus Terminal and one other station. In Syracuse, Adirondack Trailways arrives at 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30 .

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Syracuse takes 4 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Syracuse in 3 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Syracuse.

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 1 bus trips from Albany to Syracuse every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Syracuse usually start from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany to Syracuse during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Albany to Syracuse?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 124 miles from Albany to Syracuse. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 5 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.

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

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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Syracuse, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Syracuse every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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

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.

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

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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

  • 1400 Washington Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Syracuse?

Main arrival station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Syracuse.

All bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

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