How to travel from New York City to Albany, NY

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from New York City to Albany, NY

You can get from New York City to Albany, NY by train, bus or flight.

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To get from New York City to Albany, NY on Jul 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30PMNew York City2h30 09:00PMAlbany, NY
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08:55PMPenn Station2h30 11:25PMAlbany / Rensselaer Amtrak
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Travel Information between New York City and Albany, NY

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $193 (€173) • 1 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPeter Pan Bus, psa airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 134 miles (216 km) between New York City and Albany, NY. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Peter Pan Bus, psa airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from New York City to Albany, NY.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel between New York City and Albany, NY. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from New York City to Albany, NY is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Albany, NY:

A ferry is $59 (€53) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from New York City to Albany, NY costing on average $59 (€53).

Taking a ferry is about $193 (€173) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $193 (€173) for this route.

A ferry is generally $50 (€45) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $50 (€45) from New York City to Albany, NY.

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 38 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Albany, NY by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Albany, NY by train can take on average 2 h 25 min.

The distance from New York City to Albany, NY is approximately 134 miles (216 km).

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

  • 8 buses a day.
  • 9 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between New York City and 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 New York City to Albany, NY:

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

    • Travel with Peter Pan Bus to go to Albany, NY by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Peter Pan Bus New York City to Albany, NY tickets on Omio for $59 (€53).
    • Travel with psa airlines for flights to Albany, NY. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for psa airlines New York City to Albany, NY tickets on Omio for $193 (€173).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Albany, NY. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak New York City to Albany, NY tickets on Omio for $50 (€45).

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

    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak with 9 direct trains 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 to Albany, NY from New York City.

    Many of our customers traveling from New York City to Albany, NY don't make Albany, NY their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Albany, NY are Paris, Washington, DC or San Juan, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Albany, NY to any of these top destinations today!

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

    • Bus tickets cost $59 (€53) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost on average $193 (€173) one way.
    • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $50 (€45) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from New York City 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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