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Albany - Syracuse Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 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 OurBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance124 mi (200 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$20.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Syracuse?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Syracuse cost $26.20 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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Bus tickets from Albany to Syracuse are expected to cost between $27 and $33 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Syracuse within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $27. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Albany to Syracuse are at their cheapest average price in July. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $33. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $47, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 14 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $8.78 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Syracuse?

There are 3 bus lines from Albany to Syracuse available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Adirondack Trailways 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 Trailways34h 45m$33.62
Greyhound13h 5m$30.20
OurBus23h 1m$22.07
  • 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.

  • 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 $27.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $20, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Albany to Syracuse if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 2 hours and 45 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 Syracuse. 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 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Syracuse, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Syracuse 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 Syracuse 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.

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?

Main departure station: 66 Green Street

Buses to Syracuse leave from 4 stations in Albany.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany (SUNY)

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

Where does the bus arrive in Syracuse?

Main arrival station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

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

All bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

  • Syracuse Airport (Taxi Queue S-Term. A)

  • Syracuse University Libraries

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