How to travel from Boston to Albany, NY

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from Boston to Albany, NY

You can get from Boston to Albany, NY by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Boston to Albany, NY on Aug 13 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:45PMBoston3h10 03:55PMAlbany, NY
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12:45PMBoston3h10 03:55PMAlbany, NY
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09:36PMBack Bay Station, MA12h14 09:50AMAlbany / Rensselaer Amtrak
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09:30PMSouth Station12h20 09:50AMAlbany / Rensselaer Amtrak
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1501One-way
08:35AMBack Bay Station, MA8h10 04:45PMAlbany / Rensselaer Amtrak
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1921One-way

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Travel Information from Boston to Albany, NY

distanceDistance138 miles (223 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $91
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€32) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $35 (€32) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Travel 138 miles (223 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Boston to Albany, NY. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $35 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Amtrak or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Boston to Albany, NY.

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You can travel to Albany, NY from Boston 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Albany, NY is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $35 (€32) compared to other travel options to Albany, NY:

A bus is generally $56 (€52) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $91 (€84) from Boston to Albany, NY.

The fastest way from Boston to Albany, NY is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 13 min.

The distance is approximately 138 miles (223 km) from Boston to Albany, NY.

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

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

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

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Boston to Albany, NY, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Amtrak can take you to Albany, NY by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Boston to Albany, NY for $35 (€32).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Albany, NY. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Boston to Albany, NY tickets on Omio for $91 (€84).

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

    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak with 1 direct train per day.

    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 and Albany, NY.

    Your trip from Boston to Albany, NY doesn't have to end in Albany, NY. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or Washington, DC. If you’d like to add New York City, Paris or Washington, DC to your Boston to Albany, NY tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Albany, NY today!

    When planning your trip from Boston to Albany, NY, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $35 (€32) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $91 (€84) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Boston to Albany, NY online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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