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Buffalo - Buffalo, 181 Ellicott St
Albany - Albany Bus Terminal, NY
Buffalo - Buffalo, 181 Ellicott St
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Albany - Albany Bus Terminal, NY
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Buffalo - Transportation Center
Albany - Albany Terminal
Bus Buffalo to Albany: Trip Overview

Bus Buffalo to Albany: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$94
Average bus trip duration11h 15m
Number of daily buses5
Earliest bus departure12:30 AM
Distance260 miles (419 km)
Latest bus departure11:00 PM

See what travelers are saying about the trip from Buffalo to Albany

3.5 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Buffalo to Albany

Ratings and Reviews (8)

There was a promise of a free water service on the bus and this was not provided. The wifi did not work for a while at departure but eventually worked.

Andy T.

August 1, 2022
Very good price

Bridgette G.

March 7, 2020
This was my first experience with Greyhound and it was not pleasant. We were 15 minutes late leaving Buffalo because we had to switch buses for some reason. I'm not sure if the bus wasn't in driving condition or not but after everyone was on we all had to get off. We did get to Syracuse on time but it got much worse from there. We were at least 25 minutes late leaving Syracuse and the bus stalled in Utica after getting off the exit. The driver got the bus to start again and drove us to the station. She kept saying the bus broke down but I think it just stalled for a second. She panicked and said that the bus was not drivable. She called and ordered another bus from Albany. We had to wait an hour and a half for the Albany bus to show up. After it did, there were a few riders that were NOT on the original bus that got onto this one. There were even fewer seats to choose from. I had to sit behind two screaming kids for the last part of my trip and it smelled like barf near my seat. I Couldn't possibly be more dissatisfied with this experience.

James H.

June 12, 2019
A lot of delay. No time anywhere to get some food or drinks which were also not given to us, and the bus driver was nog friendly.

Celine S.

May 25, 2017

Buffalo to Albany Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses5
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:30AM - 11:00PM
Minimum Price$42
Average Ticket Price$94
Minimum Trip Duration7h10m
Average Bus Trip Duration11h15m
Distance260 miles (419 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteNew York Trailways, Greyhound, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Buffalo - Albany

You can take a bus or a train to go from Buffalo to Albany. Either way you choose, you'll be sure to reach your destination in the most practical and eco-friendly way. Another option is using carpool services and riding with fellow travelers.

The travel time from Buffalo to Albany is about 11h 15m, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 7h 10m with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 260 miles (420 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance separating Buffalo and Albany is 260 miles (420 km).

About 5 buses travel this route daily, provided by New York Trailways, Greyhound and FlixBus. The number of buses running from Buffalo to Albany may change based on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Buffalo to Albany as effortless as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The bus service operates between 12:30 AM and 11:00 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from Buffalo to Albany leave from Transportation Center and arrive at Albany Airport. These are the most popular pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.

You can save a lot of money on your trip from Buffalo to Albany by choosing to travel by bus. With prices starting at $42, you won't find a more affordable way to get there.

You can expect to pay around $94 for a bus ticket. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $42 and $199, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Buffalo to Albany was searched and found on Dec 5, 2023 with a price of $42

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Buffalo to Albany, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $42 to $131 for a bus ticket from Buffalo to Albany based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $42 which is on 2023-12-05.

Usually New York Trailways will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Buffalo and Albany!

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Buffalo to Albany, get comfy and count the stars.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Buffalo to Albany that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from Buffalo to Albany.

Did you know?

The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.

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Bus from Albany to Buffalo

You can also go to Albany by train

Train from Buffalo to Albany

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