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Ithaca to Albany, NY bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$40.00
Shortest Duration5h 45m
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How much does a bus ticket from Ithaca to Albany, NY cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Ithaca to Albany were $43.00.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Ithaca to Albany is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 17 days out, tickets are on average $45.67 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Ithaca to Albany, NY?

The distance between Ithaca and Albany is approximately 140.57 miles, or 226.17 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Ithaca to Albany?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Ithaca to Albany, NY by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Ithaca to Albany?

On average there is one bus schedules per day. Trailways NY has the most regularly scheduled departures from Ithaca to Albany, NY, with an average of 1 trip per day and 33 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Ithaca to Albany. Of the 1 trip there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

1 carriers offer Ithaca to Albany, NY bus trips

Trailways NY

Book Trailways NY from Ithaca to Albany from $40.00. Typically there is one Trailways NY schedule per day from Ithaca to Albany and you can expect on average to pay $49.24 for a Trailways NY ticket to Albany. In Ithaca, Trailways NY departs to Albany from 131 E Green St, In Albany, Trailways NY arrives at Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St and one other station.

An average trip on Trailways NY from Ithaca to Albany takes 5 hours and 54 minutes, while the fastest available Trailways NY trip will get you to Albany in 5 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Trailways NY offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $54.07 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Albany.

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Buses to Albany depart from one main station in Ithaca:
  • 131 E Green St
Buses arrive in Albany at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Albany for trips arriving from Ithaca:
  • Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St
  • SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir