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Ithaca - Ithaca
Albany - Albany Bus Terminal, NY
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Ithaca - Green Street
Albany - 1400 Washington Ave.
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Bus Ithaca to Albany: Trip Overview

Bus Ithaca to Albany: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$98
Average bus trip duration9h 55m
Number of daily buses2
Earliest bus departure8:30 AM
Distance141 miles (226 km)
Latest bus departure1:00 PM

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

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

Ratings and Reviews (4)

The air conditioning was nice and the driver, Mr. Wing Wu, was very friendly. I didn't any indication of free Wi-Fi that was advertised while I was booking though, which was disappointing.

V L.

August 18, 2023
The bus driver didn't scand my ticket and rush me to get on and it was the wrong bus. The bus was for New York city and when I call customer service they said there was no other bus to Albany so I had to buy a ticket from greyhound to Albany. This messed up all my plans for my trip to Albany.

Bertha C.

August 12, 2023
Pleasant driver, smooth ride and not too crowded. Appreciated being able to charge my phone.

Ruth F.

April 14, 2023
The driver from Syracuse to Albany was great. The driver from Ithaca to Syracuse was very unsafe. When she picked us up she got off the bus and screamed “IDIOT” at another bus that was parked in her spot. This trip was full of driving much too fast, swerving off the road, slamming on the breaks—she slammed on her breaks when stopping too late for a red light, stopped in the middle of the intersection, and almost backed into another car trying to back up. I’ve never worn a seatbelt on a bus, but I am on this one. This driver is not safe and needs to be disciplined/removed from the road before she hurts or kills someone.

Jennifer S.

October 22, 2022

Ithaca to Albany Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses2
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures8:30AM - 1:00PM
Minimum Price$48
Average Ticket Price$98
Minimum Trip Duration6h50m
Average Bus Trip Duration9h55m
Distance141 miles (226 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteNew York Trailways, FlixBus, OurBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Ithaca - Albany

The best way to travel from Ithaca to Albany is by bus. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.

The average travel time from Ithaca to Albany is about 9h 55m, but the quickest bus can get you there in about 6h 50m. This is the time it takes to travel the 141 miles (226 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance between the two cities is 141 miles (226 km).

On average, there are 2 daily departures on this route, offered by New York Trailways, FlixBus and OurBus. The number of buses from Ithaca to Albany can differ depending on the day of the week. Simplify your trip from Ithaca to Albany by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The first bus leaves at 8:30 AM and the last one leaves at 1:00 PM.

If you're headed to Albany from Ithaca, chances are that your bus will depart from Green Street and arrive at Albany Airport. These are the primary departure and arrival locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

The cheapest way to travel this route is by bus. $46 is the starting point for the cost-effective bus ride to Albany from Ithaca.

The average bus ticket price from Ithaca to Albany is $98. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $46 to $179, so it's good to do your research before booking.

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The cheapest trip from Ithaca to Albany was searched and found on Nov 30, 2023 with a price of $47

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

You can expect to pay from $47 to $109 for a bus ticket from Ithaca to Albany based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $48 which is on 2023-12-02.

Usually FlixBus, 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

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Ithaca to Albany but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

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

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Ithaca to Albany.

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Did you know?

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

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!

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

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