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Journey Information

Syracuse to Albany bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.00
Shortest Duration3h 5m
Trips per day4
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Syracuse 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 Syracuse to Albany?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $35.50 was the low point for bus fares from Syracuse to Albany. Buses from Albany to Syracuse are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $35.50 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 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.07 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 124 miles (200 kilometers) from Syracuse, NY to Albany, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 5 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Syracuse to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Syracuse to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to Albany?

There are 3 bus lines from Syracuse, New York to Albany, New York. Adirondack Pool offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of buses on its daily schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Pool23h 43m$41.72
Greyhound18h 38m$36.66
Trailways NY Pool18h 58m$41.73

Where does the bus leave from in Syracuse?

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

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir

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

Price trends for buses from Syracuse to Albany

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20NovDec

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Syracuse, NY to Albany, NY
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
3.0
Sriram
4.0
August 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
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Cons
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