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How much are train tickets from Boston to Albany?

Lowest Price$263.60
Fastest Train78h 10m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston 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 train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train 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 do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to Albany?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $263.60 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Albany.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Albany?

The distance between Boston and Albany is approximately 2569 miles, or 4134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 95 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 78 hours and 10 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston to Albany are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Boston at 12:00pm 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.

How many trains per day run from Boston to Albany?

There are 10 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.

What train services are there from Boston to Albany?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Albany. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak103d 23h 12m$263.60

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Where is the train station in Albany?

Albany has one train station:

  • 110 10th Ave SW

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