Albany, NY to Boston train

Cheap train tickets from Albany, NY to Boston

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Cheapest

14

Average

23

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Albany, NY to Boston is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
07:27PMAlbany, NY4h57 12:24AMBoston
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141One-way
Amtrak
08:27PMAlbany, NY4h57 01:24AMBoston
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321One-way

Train schedule from Albany, NY to Boston

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08:27PMAlbany, NY4h57 01:24AMBoston
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Fastest train times from Albany, NY to Boston

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Fastest Journey

4 h 57 m

Average

4 h 57 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

223 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Albany, NY for Boston every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
07:27PMAlbany, NY4h57 12:24AMBoston
0 transfers
141One-way
Amtrak
08:27PMAlbany, NY4h57 01:24AMBoston
0 transfers
321One-way

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Overview: Train from Albany, NY to Boston

distanceDistance138 miles (223 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price$41 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Albany, NY to Boston cover the 138 miles (223 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 57 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $41 (€37), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $41 (€37).

Train providers: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela from Albany, NY to Boston trains

You can travel by train to Boston from Albany, NY with Amtrak and Amtrak Acela for as low as $41 (€37). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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Amtrak Acela

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Albany, NY to Boston.

Albany, NY to Boston train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 5 min
  • Average Price: $41
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Acela is the flagship high-speed train service from Amtrak, the main train provider in the United States. Acela high-speed trains operate services along the Northeast Corridor, connecting popular destinations like Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Providence, and Boston, just to name a few. Amtrak Acela trains are the fastest in the U. S. Reaching speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). Known for their superior comfort, Acela trains have spacious and comfortable seats with more legroom than Amtrak’s Coach Class seats. You can choose between booking a Business Class or First Class seat on an Acela train to Boston from Albany, NY. In both classes amenities include seat reservations, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, adjustable lighting at every seat, conference tables and large tray tables. Passengers can also purchase food and drinks on the train at Café Acela.

  • Average Price: $41

Trains from Albany to Boston

Trains from Albany to Boston depart from Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak Station about nine times per day, arriving in Boston at Back Bay Station or South Station depending on the route. All trains along this route are operated by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation - Amtrak. Most of these trains involve a change in New York City at Penn Station, but there is one per day that is a direct line with no change required. This train departs at around 3:00 p.m. on the Lake Shore Limited Line, arriving in Boston around 7:50 p.m. at Back Bay Station and 8:00 p.m. at South Station for a roughly 5h journey.

The other trains throughout the day utilize a high-speed Acela train, but the route actually takes longer because of the change at Penn Station and more stops on the way to New York City as part of the Empire Service line or Ethan Allen Express.

Albany to Boston Train Time: Daily Departures

There are nine trains per day operating between Albany, New York and Boston, Massachusetts. Each train that departs from Albany has two arrival options for Boston - Back Bay Station or South Station. Because of this, you will see eighteen total options for tickets when you search for trains from Albany to Boston on any given day. The first train of the day departs at about 6:00 a.m. and the final train of the day departs at around 3:00 p.m. However, because the train that departs at 3:00 p.m. is faster than the train that departs at 12:00 p.m., the noon train is actually the final train from Albany to arrive in Boston for the night. It comes in around 8:15 p.m. while the 3:00 p.m. train comes in around 8:00 p.m.

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

The total duration of your journey by train from Albany to Boston will depend on the train you ride and the route you choose. The fastest option departs at around 3:00 p.m. and does not involve any changes, completing the entire journey as part of the Lake Shore Limited route. The other departures throughout the day involve one change in New York City at Penn Station.

Some trains begin their day from Albany to New York City as part of the Empire Service route before switching to a high-speed Acela Express train that finishes the journey from Penn Station to Boston. These trains typically complete the journey in about 7h to 8h depending on departure time. Other trains ride the Ethan Allen Express line from Albany to Penn Station before switching to a high-speed Acela and completing the journey to Boston. These trains typically complete the journey in about 9h because there are more stops along the Ethan Allen Express than the Empire Service.

Albany Reflections Blossoms. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Albany to Boston?

Departure train station: The departure station for trains from Albany to Boston is Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak Station. This is located across the Hudson River from Albany in Rensselaer. The station has ATMs, elevators, payphones, restrooms, ticketing counters, self-service kiosks, vending machines, but no Wi-Fi. Same day and overnight parking is available.

Arrival train station: There are two potential arrival stations for trains from Albany to Boston - Back Bay Station and South Station. They are only about 10min apart by train, with the trains arriving at Back Bay Station about 10min before they arrive at South Station. Back Bay Station is located in the Back Bay neighborhood, to the southwest of Boston Commons. It features an ATM, elevator, restrooms, and vending machines. There is no Wi-Fi available. S

outh Station is located to the southeast of Boston Commons near Fort Point Channel. It is more prominent and has more amenities, including Wi-Fi, restrooms, ticket sales office, bag storage, checked baggage service, and daily and overnight parking for a fee. It connects with the subway red line and provides quick access to popular destinations such as Boston Commons or Harvard and Cambridge University.

Which train companies travel from Albany to Boston?

The only train company providing service between Albany and Boston is the National Railroad Passenger Corporation - better known as Amtrak. This company is the premier passenger train operator in the United States, and operates a combination of intercity and high-speed Acela trains on this particular route.

Amtrak trains from Albany to Boston

Provide information about train services offered by the specific provider: frequency of the service, direct trains or not, duration of the journey, high-speed trains vs long-distance, etc. Amtrak trains from Albany to Boston depart from Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak Station about nine times per day, arriving in Boston at Back Bay Station or South Station.

Most of these trains involve a change in New York City at Penn Station, but there is one per day that is a direct line with no change required. This train departs at around 3:00 p.m. on the Lake Shore Limited Line, arriving in Boston around 7:50 p.m. at Back Bay Station and 8:00 p.m. at South Station for a roughly 5h journey. The other trains throughout the day utilize a high-speed Acela train, but the route actually takes longer because of the change at Penn Station and more stops on the way to New York City as part of the Empire Service line or Ethan Allen Express.

Albany Skylines. Source: Shutterstock

Train Albany to Boston: Services on Board

When traveling with Amtrak via train from Albany to Boston, you can select from Coach class, Business class, or private rooms. Coach is the least expensive option, while Business includes more amenities and more room for seating. Private rooms are available for travelers who would like more privacy and beds. Each passenger is allowed to bring two carry-on items and two personal items, which can be stored at the end of each coach, in overhead storage, or under your seat.

Folding bicycles that are smaller than 34 x 15 x 48 inches (86 x 38 x 122 cm) are permitted, but will count as a piece of luggage. Full-size bicycles are allowed on certain trains that have carry-on or trainside service for bicycles. These bicycles will need to be kept at the end of the train car in the storage area. If the journey is 7h or less in total duration, small dogs and cats are allowed to come along for a small fee. Passengers with disabilities should arrange services throughout the journey by contacting Amtrak directly after purchasing tickets. Reduced fares are available for companions of travelers with disabilities.

How to find cheap train tickets from Albany to Boston?

When purchasing tickets for trains from Albany to Boston, you can save money with Omio by sorting the tickets according to price and speed. You can even sort with a combination of speed and price. If you find a great deal that you cannot afford to let slip away, you might want to book your ticket in advance. Even if your trip is not for a while, this will allow you to lock in your price and avoid any increases as the journey gets closer.

Another way to save money is by choosing the slower trains. On this route, the Acela Express high-speed trains typically cost more than the slower intercity trains. However, you can get the best of both worlds on this route - the slower intercity trains not only cost less, but will also complete the journey faster since they do not involve a change in Penn Station of New York City. No matter what route you choose, you can save all your travel information in your Omio account for quick and convenient access throughout the journey.

To Boston by train—travel tips

As you plan your journey to Beantown, there are quite a few sights and activities that you should add to that busy itinerary. With such an active role in the American Revolution, just walking the historic streets of Boston is a destination in itself. You can visit notable locations such as the sight of the Boston Massacre or Boston Commons.

If you are visiting with a sweetheart, consider a romantic ride in the iconic Swan Boats through the middle of Boston Commons. Before you leave, be sure to catch a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Keep an eye on that scoreboard - it has been known to flash statistics for little-known ballplayers who ended up working as a doctor. Go the distance.

Travel Tips: Trains from Albany, NY to Boston

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Boston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Albany, NY to Boston.
FAQs
Train tickets between Albany, NY and Boston for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $41 (€37)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Albany, NY to Boston train price to come in at an average of $41 (€37)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Albany, NY and Boston by train to be approximately 138 miles (223 km).
On average the Albany, NY to Boston train travel time is 4 h 57 min  for the 138 miles (223 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Albany, NY to Boston, you can rely on Amtrak or Amtrak to get you to Boston. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Albany, NY to Boston trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Albany, NY to Boston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Albany, NY to Boston at 7: 27 PM. The last train from Albany, NY to Boston that you can take departs at 7: 27 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Albany, NY to Boston schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
If you book the Albany, NY to Boston train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $41 (€37). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Albany, NY and Boston. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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