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Rochester to Albany bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||5h 10m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Rochester 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 Rochester to Albany?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $51.00 was the low point for bus fares from Rochester to Albany. Buses from Albany to Rochester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $51.00 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $17.00 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 49 minutes to cover the 198 miles (319 kilometers) from Rochester, NY to Albany, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 10 minutes. 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?
Because many passengers travel from Rochester 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, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Rochester?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Rochester to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from Rochester to Albany?
There is one bus company that operates from Rochester to Albany. Trailways NY Pool is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Trailways NY Pool||2||5h 50m||$57.84|
Where does the bus leave from in Rochester?
Most buses depart from the main station in Rochester, New York:
- Trailways Term - 186 Cumberland St
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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