How to travel from Chicago to Albany, NY

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Travel Information from Chicago to Albany, NY

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$90 - $248
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $90 (€83) • 15 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $157 (€145) • 1 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnited or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 710 miles (1145 km) from Chicago to Albany, NY. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $90 (€83). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to Albany, NY.

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

The cheapest way to go to Albany, NY from Chicago is by taking a train, which costs on average $90 (€83).

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

Taking a train is usually $159 (€146) less than taking a bus to Albany, NY, which costs on average $248 (€229) for the same trip.

A train is generally $68 (€62) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $157 (€145) from Chicago to Albany, NY.

The fastest way to get to Albany, NY from Chicago is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 54 min.

Other travel options to Albany, NY can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 35 h 40 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 15 h 45 min.

The distance is approximately 710 miles (1145 km) from Chicago to Albany, NY.

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

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Albany, NY from Chicago 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 Chicago to Albany, NY:

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

    • You can travel to Albany, NY from Chicago by flight with United. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $157 (€145) with United from Chicago to Albany, NY.
    • You can travel to Albany, NY from Chicago by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $90 (€83) with Amtrak from Chicago to Albany, NY.
    Looking to extend your trip from Chicago to Albany, NY? Many Omio customers who go from Chicago to Albany, NY usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or Washington, DC. If you're looking to explore New York City, Paris or Washington, DC from Albany, NY, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $248 (€229) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost $157 (€145) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $90 (€83) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Chicago 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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