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Cheap bus tickets and times from Albany, NY to Boston, MA

Showing times and prices for May 26


Fastest Journey

3 h 20 m


4 h 22 m

Buses per day



223 km

Cheap bus tickets from Albany, NY to Boston, MA start from $34 with an average ticket price of $50.

The fastest bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA takes 3h 20m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 22m and covers a distance of 223 km.

4 buses leave Albany, NY for Boston, MA every day with 4 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA

distanceDistance138 miles (223 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$39 (€33)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesGreyhound, OurBus, FlixBus, Amtrak or Peter Pan Bus

Buses from Albany, NY to Boston, MA cover the 138 miles (223 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 20 min with our travel partners like Greyhound, OurBus, FlixBus, Amtrak or Peter Pan Bus. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $33 (€28), but the average price of bus tickets is $39 (€33).

Bus companies: Greyhound, OurBus and FlixBus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA

Greyhound, OurBus and FlixBus buses will get you to Boston, MA from Albany, NY from $15 (€13). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains from Albany, NY to Boston, MA, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

Bus information from Albany, NY to Boston, MA with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 57 min
  • Cheapest Price: $15
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Bus from Albany to Boston

The buses from Albany, NY to Boston, MA run at least twice a day depending on the day of the week. The distance covered by this route is more or less 138 miles (223 km). It takes the buses at least 4h 5min to make it to Boston. The days of the week with the most routes are from Thursday to Monday. On Sunday, the provider operates an extra route that goes both to Downtown Boston as well as the Boston Airport.


Albany to Boston Bus Time: Daily Departures

There are daily departures from Albany, NY making their way to Boston, MA. There are two departures per day on both Tuesday and Wednesday, and four departures per day from Thursday to Monday. In conclusion, there are generally about 24 routes per week traveling from Albany to Boston. The first bus of the day departs out of Albany at around 7:40 a.m. As for the last bus of the day, it’s at approximately 3:45 p.m.

How long is the journey by bus from Albany to Boston?

The bus ride from Albany to Boston covers a distance of approximately 138 miles (223 km). The duration of the journey ranges from about 4h 5min to more or less 5h 20min. This depends on the provider, as well as the number of stopovers made in between Albany and Boston. The shortest journey is direct and generally the last route of the day, departing daily from Albany at around 3:45 p.m. This option is just about 4h 5min long.

What are the departure and arrival stations for bus from Albany to Boston?

Departure bus station: The buses depart from the Albany Bus Terminal. This bus terminal is located just about 0.6 miles (1 km) from Downtown Albany. The get to the station from the center you can either walk in less than 15min or catch one of the various public buses that can get you there in about 10min. The facilities available at the station are limited to restrooms, a waiting area and some vending machines.

Arrival bus station: The bus arrival station in Boston is the Boston South Station. The South Station is about 1 mile (2 km) away from downtown, depending on where your final destination is in the Boston city center. There are multiple public transport options departing out of South Station that take you towards Downtown Boston in about 10min. At the station you’ll find restrooms, a waiting area as well as options for buying food.

Boston Cityscape Port. Source: Shutterstock

Which bus companies travel from Albany to Boston?

There are two bus companies operating the routes between Albany and Boston. Greyhound operates two daily trips that are also direct, not requiring passengers to switch buses at any point. The duration of the Greyhound buses range between about 4h 5min and 4h 50min. The other provider operating buses from Albany to Boston is Peter Pan. The Peter Pan routes have either one or two bus changes before arriving in Boston. The duration of the Peter Pan journeys vary between 4h 15min and about 5h 20min depending on the number of stops. Peter Pan buses operate twice a day from Thursday to Monday.

Greyhound buses from Albany to Boston

Greyhound operates daily rides from Albany, NY to Boston, MA. The routes are generally twice a day, 14 times a week. The two departures out of Albany are normally at about 7:40 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. These bus routes are direct and don’t require passengers to change buses at any point. The duration of the ride ranges between more or less 4h 5min and 4h 50min. The faster route is generally the bus departing at around 3:45 p.m.

Peter Pan buses from Albany to Boston

Peter Pan operates routes between Albany, NY and Boston, MA from Thursdays to Mondays. These Peter Pan buses depart from Albany twice a day at around 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. On Sundays, Omio offers a route with Peter Pan that makes a stop in Boston South Station and continues to the Boston Logan Airport Bus Stop. Peter Pan routes from Albany to Boston have stops in either just Springfield, MA, or in both Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT. The duration of the Peter Pan routes vary between about 4h 15min and 5h 20min.

Bus Albany to Boston: Services on Board

Both the Greyhound and the Peter Pan routes from Albany to Boston only offer Standard fares with one available travel class. With the fares available for both Greyhound and Peter Pan, each passenger’s ticket includes one carry-on item up to 25 lbs (11 kg) and one 50 lbs (22.5 kg) bag stored under the bus. For an extra fee, you are allowed up to two more bags, with Greyhound, to store under the bus.

Traveling with Peter Pan, passengers are allowed one small cat or dog on board with them as long as it is transported in a pet carrier that does not exceed 25 lbs (11 kg) including the weight of the animal. In this case, pet carriers count as your one piece of carry-on luggage. As for traveling with Greyhound, the only animals allowed on board are service animals. Greyhound does not consider emotional support dogs as service dogs. Bicycles are allowed on Greyhound buses in the lower storage as oversized luggage and requires paying a fee.

The bike must be stored in either a wooden or canvas container. Unpackaged bikes are allowed on Peter Pan buses on a space available basis. Both Greyhound and Peter Pan buses have priority seating available for passengers with disabilities as well as assistance to board the bus.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Albany to Boston?

The best way to find more affordable prices for your bus tickets from Albany to Boston is by booking in advance. The sooner you book your tickets, the less the price will increase. Ticket prices tend to be at their highest closer to the departure dates. Being flexible with your travel dates may also allow you to pick and choose cheaper routes and departures. In this case, the faster journeys aren’t necessarily more expensive than the journeys with changes, as one would expect. Generally, booking with Greyhound as opposed to Peter Pan, you will find more affordable bus prices.

Boston City Old House. Source: Shutterstock

To Boston by bus—travel tips

Boston is Massachusetts’ capital city known for its history in the Revolutionary War as well as the iconic Red Soxs baseball team. Visit Boston with the idea in mind that the ideal way to get to know Boston is mainly by walking the streets and taking it all in.

Make your way to the North End, Boston’s oldest neighborhood, for the architecture and delicious food. Plan a picnic or just hang out enjoying a sunny day at the Boston Common public park or the Boston Public Garden.

To catch up on your history lessons, follow the red line on the sidewalk that takes you on a 2.5 mile (4 km) walk along what’s known as the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a self-guided tour of the sites linked to the American Revolution. If you’re looking for an area with upscale, chic dining, find a place to eat in Back Bay.

FAQs: Bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA

FAQs: Take the bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Albany, NY to Boston, MA.
Cheap bus tickets from Albany, NY to Boston, MA can start from as little as $33 (€28) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Albany, NY to Boston, MA is $39 (€33); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA is 3 h 20 min   to travel the 138 mile (223 km) long trip, with around there are 2 buses per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA leaves at 11: 20 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA leaves at 5: 25 PM.
There are 2 buses a day from Albany, NY to Boston, MA which require at least one change with Greyhound, OurBus, FlixBus, Amtrak or Peter Pan Bus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer buses.
For the journey from Albany, NY to Boston, MA you can take a bus with Greyhound, OurBus, FlixBus, Amtrak or Peter Pan Bus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to Boston, MA from Albany, NY on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
The cheapest month for a bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA is April.
You have options as you can travel between Albany, NY and Boston, MA 2 different ways: train or bus.
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