How to travel from New York, NY to Albany, NY

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from New York, NY to Albany, NY

How to get from New York, NY to Albany, NY by train, bus or flight.

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

Amtrak
02:19PM4h26
Penn Station, New York, NY
06:45PMAlbany, NY
$871One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Amtrak
02:19PM4h26
Penn Station, New York, NY
06:45PMAlbany, NY
$871One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Republic Airlines
06:55PM1h14
Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR)
08:09PMAlbany International Airport, NY (ALB)
$2811One-way
0 transfers
Other options
American Airlines
01:48PM9h33
LaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
11:21PMAlbany International Airport, NY (ALB)
$7191One-way
1 transfer
American Airlines
12:29PM10h52
LaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
11:21PMAlbany International Airport, NY (ALB)
$7191One-way
1 transfer
American Airlines
10:56AM12h25
LaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
11:21PMAlbany International Airport, NY (ALB)
$7251One-way
1 transfer

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Travel Information from New York, NY to Albany, NY

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$27 - $202
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€24) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $202 (€177) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by train, bus or flight to Albany, NY from New York, NY. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from New York, NY to Albany, NY.

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Travel on FlixBus, Amtrak and Greyhound travel from New York to Albany at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Amtrak is the main travel 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 travel running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by travel 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 travel journey from New York to Albany.

      FAQs: Travel from New York, NY 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 New York, NY to Albany, NY.
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      You can get between New York, NY and Albany, NY 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from New York, NY to Albany, NY is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $27 (€24) compared to other travel options to Albany, NY:

      A bus is $175 (€153) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from New York, NY to Albany, NY costing on average $202 (€177).

      Taking a bus costs $17 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $44 (€38) for the same trip.

      The fastest way from New York, NY to Albany, NY is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 8 min.

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

      Bus takes 2 h 40 min on average.

      Getting to Albany, NY by train takes 2 h 30 min on average.

      Albany, NY is approximately 134 miles (216 km) away from New York, NY.

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

      • 5 buses per day.
      • Around 10 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between New York, NY and Albany, NY as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from New York, NY to Albany, NY:

        The following travel companies offer services from New York, NY to Albany, NY:

        • Greyhound, OurBus, FlixBus or Megabus can take you to Albany, NY by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Greyhound from New York, NY to Albany, NY for $27 (€24).
        • Travel with American Airlines, Republic Airlines or United for flights to Albany, NY. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Republic Airlines New York, NY to Albany, NY tickets on Omio for $202 (€177).
        • Travel with Amtrak or VIA Rail to go to Albany, NY by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak New York, NY to Albany, NY tickets on Omio for $44 (€38).

        Yes, there are direct routes from New York, NY to Albany, NY with the following travel companies:

        • You can check for a direct bus to Albany, NY with Greyhound, FlixBus or Megabus with 5 direct buses per day.
        • You'll find 10 direct trains a day to Albany, NY with Amtrak or VIA Rail.

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

        Looking to extend your trip from New York, NY to Albany, NY? Many Omio customers who go from New York, NY to Albany, NY usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Boston, MA, Newark, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ or Hoboken, NJ. If you're looking to explore Boston, MA, Newark, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ or Hoboken, NJ from Albany, NY, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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