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Ithaca-Albany Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Ithaca to Albany bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$63.00
Shortest Duration6h 35m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ithaca to Albany right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Ithaca to Albany?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $63.00 was the low point for bus fares from Ithaca to Albany. Buses from Albany to Ithaca are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $63.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 140 miles (226 kilometers) from Ithaca, NY to Albany, NY. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ithaca?

There is usually only one bus per day from Ithaca to Albany. It leaves the station in Ithaca at 9:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Ithaca to Albany. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

What bus companies travel from Ithaca to Albany?

There is one bus company that operates from Ithaca to Albany. Trailways NY is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Trailways NY16h 35m$63.00

Where does the bus leave from in Ithaca?

Most buses depart from the main station in Ithaca, New York:

  • 131 E Green St

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

All buses from Ithaca arrive at one main station in Albany, New York:

  • Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St

Price trends for buses from Ithaca to Albany

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25AugAug

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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