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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Brooklyn to Albany. Traveling by bus from Brooklyn to Albany usually takes around 7 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance137 mi (220 km)
Shortest duration6h 15m
Cheapest price$20.00
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Brooklyn to Albany?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Brooklyn to Albany. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound37h 54m$20.00
  • 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 Brooklyn to Albany every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 54 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albany usually start from $20.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 137 miles from Brooklyn to Albany. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Brooklyn to Albany for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Brooklyn to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Brooklyn to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

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 Brooklyn?

Main departure station: Brooklyn Bus Stn

Most buses depart from the main station in Brooklyn.

All bus stations in Brooklyn:

  • Brooklyn Bus Stn

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

Main arrival station: Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

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

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

  • Albany Bus Terminal

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