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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Binghamton to Albany. Traveling by bus from Binghamton to Albany usually takes around 5 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance117 mi (188 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$22.98
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Binghamton to Albany

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Shanti

December 11, 2023- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: GREAT DRIVER!!! give him a raise. Cons: nothing. he was perfectt.

5.0

AHMED

November 24, 2023- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Very good. Cons: Very good. Tips: Very good.

5.0

Kanishk

November 23, 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: tntn. Cons: rnrn. Tips: nrnrnjfnrb.

5.0

Quasiem

May 24, 2022- Visiting friends

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Bus wasn’t packed with people. Cons: No improvements. Tips: Be safe.

5.0

Katelyn

January 27, 2022- Couples trip

Adirondack Trailways

The bus breaking down/malfunctioning on both rides to and from my location

How much is a bus ticket from Binghamton to Albany?

Bus tickets for a trip from Binghamton to Albany cost $32.48 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

$75$50$25JunJun

Bus tickets from Binghamton to Albany are expected to cost between $28 and $61 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Albany within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $34. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Binghamton to Albany, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $43. However, taking the bus from Binghamton to Albany during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $70. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 19 days in advance to save up to $39.26.

What bus companies travel from Binghamton to Albany?

There are 3 bus lines from Binghamton to Albany 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$73.77
FlixBus US113h 55m$62.02
Greyhound15h 7m$43.84
  • 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 1 trips per day from Binghamton to Albany, 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 1 bus trips from Binghamton to Albany every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albany usually start from $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 117 miles from Binghamton to Albany. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Albany. 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 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Binghamton to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Binghamton to Albany 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

Binghamton

Binghamton, NY

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Surrounded by idyllic rolling hills, the city of Binghamton offers a small-town vibe that makes it the perfect choice for travelers who wish to stay away from the big crowds. If you are a culturally inclined tourist, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a mosaic tour around the quarters. Mosaic is a famous medium through which local artists express their ideas, and in many corners of the downtown area you will find colorful artworks waiting for you to explore. For those with a brave heart, the haunted history trail will be a good choice. The trail will take you through the most famous local haunted mansions, where you will learn about their history and try your luck with the supernatural.

For a quick bite, head over to Garage, a local taco eatery which has captured the hearts of many local residents. If you want to try something new, A Tavolo Italian Restaurant, with homemade dishes and sauces, will be a solid choice.

The busiest bus station in Binghamton is the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center, which is located on Chenango Street. You can catch buses run by Greyhound, OurBus and New York Trailways at the station. There are no Amtrak trains that pass through Binghamton. The city is served by the Greater Binghamton Airport, which is located 10 miles north of downtown.

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 Binghamton?

Main departure station: Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

Binghamton has two bus stations with service to Albany.

All bus stations in Binghamton:

  • Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

  • Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

Main arrival station: 66 Green Street

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

All bus stations in Albany:

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany (SUNY)

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