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New York-Albany Bus Schedule
New York to Albany bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||2h 45m|
|Trips per day||13|
New York to Albany Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a train that goes from New York City to Albany?
What is the best way to travel from New York City to Albany?
The best way to travel to Albany from New York City is by bus. Although taking a train is an option, it is more expensive and there are only 12 daily routes through Amtrak.
Traveling by bus, there are 5 companies that offer this route, with 33 daily scheduled trips between them. The duration of the trip ranges from 2 hours and 45 minutes to 7 hours. On average, bus tickets for this route cost about $17, but can be found for as cheap as $5.
Is New York City to Albany a good day-trip?
New York City to Albany does make a good day-trip if you take a direct bus. Direct bus routes can get to Albany in as fast as 2 hours and 45 minutes, meaning you can enjoy a full day in Albany before returning.
The earliest bus leaves NYC for Albany around 6:45 a.m., and the last bus from Albany back to New York City departs around 11:00 p.m. With that kind of flexibility, you could make it to Albany early, do some sightseeing, and still make it back home at a reasonable time.
Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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 New York to Albany?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $24.00 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Albany. Buses from Albany to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $24.00 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. You should book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $14.71 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 135 miles (217 kilometers) from New York, NY to Albany, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from New York to Albany at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from New York to Albany?
There are 3 bus lines from New York, New York to Albany, New York. With 8 daily trips, Adirondack Pool usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
Where does the bus leave from in New York?
New York, New York has two bus stations with service to Albany, New York:
- Port Authority Bus Station
- GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
Where does the bus arrive in Albany?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Albany, New York:
- Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St
- SUNY Albany - 1400 Washington Ave at Collins Cir
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