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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Boston to Albany. The train trip from Boston to Albany is usually about 89 hours and 14 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 76 hours and 3 minutes.

Distance2569 mi (4134 km)
Fastest train76h 3m
Lowest price$392.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Albany?

The average price for a train ticket from Boston to Albany is $427.33, The lengthy distance traveled between Boston and Albany often means relatively more expensive train tickets. By booking your trip at least 5 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $216.47 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Boston to Albany. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $457. If you're planning a trip from Boston to Albany during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $916 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Boston to Albany on Wanderu at least 5 days ahead of time, you can save about $216.47 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Boston to Albany?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Albany. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak33d 17h 14m$1,207.50
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from Boston to Albany every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $392.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to Albany. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Boston and Albany is approximately 2569 miles, or 4134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 89 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 76 hours and 3 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains 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 train 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.

Trains departing from Boston to Albany tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Albany to Boston.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Albany

Albany, OR, US - ALY-0

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Albany is an Oregon city located halfway between Portland and Eugene, just south of the state capital, Salem. To get a feel for the town's history, visit Monteith House and Albany Regional Museum, both of which house artifacts from the 19th century when Oregon was a growing destination for pioneers.

Thanks to its location in the Willamette Valley, Albany is near many top-rated wineries and vineyards like Springhill Cellars and Delfino Fine Wines. Oregon's beer culture also shines in Albany, at breweries including Calapooia Brewing Co. and The Garage, with 54 drinks on tap downtown. Albany also has many excellent restaurants, with specialties ranging from Italian to Hungarian dishes.

Many bus routes serve Albany, the most useful of which are ATS (Albany Transit System) for travel within the local area and Amtrak Thruway for intercity travel. Amtrak's Coast Starlight between LA and Seattle and the Cascades from Vancouver to Eugene both stop in Albany for easy rail connections up and down the coast.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Albany.

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

Where is the train station in Albany?

Main arrival station: 110 10th Ave SW

Albany has one train station.

All train stations in Albany:

  • 110 10th Ave SW

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