How to travel from Boston, MA to Albany, NY

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Travel Information to Albany, NY from Boston, MA

distanceDistance138 miles (223 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$16 - $28
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $16 (€14) • 5 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $28 (€24) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Travel 138 miles (223 km) by train or bus to Albany, NY from Boston, MA. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Boston, MA to Albany, NY.

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from Boston, MA to Albany, NY

How to get from Boston, MA to Albany, NY by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Boston, MA to Albany, NY is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Greyhound
07:00AM3h20
Boston, MA
10:20AMAlbany, NY
$441One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Greyhound
07:00AM3h20
Boston, MA
10:20AMAlbany, NY
$441One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Greyhound
07:00AM3h20
Boston, MA
10:20AMAlbany, NY
$441One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
12:57PM5h13
Back Bay station, Boston, MA
06:10PMAlbany / Rensselaer Amtrak, Rensselaer, NY
$561One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
12:50PM5h20
South Station, Boston, MA
06:10PMAlbany / Rensselaer Amtrak, Rensselaer, NY
$561One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
08:18AM7h27
Back Bay station, Boston, MA
03:45PMAlbany / Rensselaer Amtrak, Rensselaer, NY
$1701One-way
1 transfer
Greyhound
01:55PM4h45
Boston, MA
06:40PMAlbany, NY
$451One-way
0 transfers

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    FAQs: Travel from Boston, MA to Albany, NY

    FAQs: Travel to Albany, NY 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 Boston, MA to Albany, NY.
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    There are 2 options to travel between Boston, MA and Albany, NY including taking a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Albany, NY from Boston, MA is by taking a train, which costs on average $16 (€14).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Boston, MA to Albany, NY:

    Taking a train costs $12 (€11) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $28 (€24) for the same trip.

    The fastest way from Boston, MA to Albany, NY is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 15 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Albany, NY that take longer:

    Train takes 5 h 13 min on average.

    The Boston, MA to Albany, NY distance is around 138 miles (223 km).

    The average frequency per day from Boston, MA to Albany, NY is:

    • 3 buses per day.
    • 1 train per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Boston, MA to Albany, NY as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Boston, MA to Albany, NY:

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Boston, MA to Albany, NY:

      • You can go to Albany, NY from Boston, MA by bus with Greyhound, OurBus, Peter Pan Bus or FlixBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $28 (€24) with Greyhound from Boston, MA to Albany, NY on Omio.
      • You can travel from Boston, MA to Albany, NY by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $16 (€14) with Amtrak from Boston, MA to Albany, NY.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Boston, MA to Albany, NY with the following travel companies:

      • Direct buses with Greyhound with 1 direct bus per day.
      • 1 direct train per day with Amtrak.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Albany, NY as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Boston, MA and Albany, NY.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Boston, MA to Albany, NY often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York, NY, Newark, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ or Hoboken, NJ. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Boston, MA and Albany, NY itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Albany, NY and any of these top destinations today!

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