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Albany - Manchester Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Albany to Manchester. Traveling by bus from Albany to Manchester usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Vermont Translines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance49 mi (80 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$17.00
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Manchester?

Typically $18.00 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Manchester. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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 Manchester is expected to range from $18 to $18. If you are looking to travel to Manchester within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $18. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $18 and can be found on May 16, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Albany to Manchester by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $18 whenever you decide to travel.

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 14 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $0.50 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Manchester?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Albany to Manchester that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US42h 6m$18.50
Vermont Translines21h 50m$17.00
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 4 trips per day from Albany to Manchester, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Vermont Translines

    Vermont Translines

    Book Vermont Translines from Albany to Manchester from $17. There are 2 trips per day offered by Vermont Translines from Albany to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay for a Vermont Translines ticket to Manchester. In Albany, Vermont Translines departs to Manchester from Albany Bus Terminal . In Manchester, Vermont Translines arrives at Tour Bus Parking Area .

    An average trip on Vermont Translines from Albany to Manchester takes 1 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Vermont Translines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Manchester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany to Manchester 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 Manchester?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 49 miles from Albany to Manchester. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Manchester each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Manchester 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 Manchester 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

  • Albany Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Manchester?

Main arrival station: Manchester Center

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

All bus stations in Manchester:

  • Manchester Center

  • Tour Bus Parking Area

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