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Bus New York to Albany: Trip Overview

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8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Trip Reviews for New York - Albany

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User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from New York to Albany

Ratings and Reviews (52)

Maria B.March 17, 2020 | 

Very good

Britney W.March 8, 2020 | 

I travel to Albany often & each time the driver is late. Which isn’t good I have timed visits at Albany hospital with my husband certain hours I need to be in attendance. Today I was able to see my husband got 2 hours. I had to cut my visit short because my return trip was at 3:30pm. This is totally a problem for me.

Carmen H.March 8, 2020 | 

The driver was awesome but your bathroom was dirty

Sylvie A.February 9, 2020 | 

Ok service

Jessica K.January 31, 2020 | 

I am extremely satisfied with Greyhound, i have traveled several times in the last two months using Greyhound and the Driver is why I am so satisfied, he's very polite, always smiling, and always exceeds my expectations in getting me to my destination either ahead of time or right on time.

Michael W.January 19, 2020 | 

It was a quick and great ride

Marcia S.January 17, 2020 | 

I have been using AdirondacksTrailways for years. The line is reasonably priced with good service. there are changes i am not happy with. Now if your have to change the bus time there is a $20 charge for the change. Also the holiday charges are now outrageous.

Sharon H.December 17, 2019 | 

My trip was great. However, the driver was not friendly in person or over the mic. He spoke to the passengers like we were kids. He kept repeating himself and would yell words like “ lower”. He could have not stayed professional but do it in a nice manner.

Justin R.December 2, 2019 | 

Never again

Amir A.August 31, 2019 | 

I would recommend it to everyone

Michael C.August 6, 2019 | 

Great service comfortable ride I don't and will not do it with anybody else keep the good work up

Yonghua S.June 22, 2019 | 

Stinking, nothing else about that trip with greyhound. I’ll never travel with greyhound as if I have an other choice

Tracy F.June 21, 2019 | 

It’s ok but the bus sounds as if there were screws loose and the air conditioner was too high.

Richard R.June 8, 2019 | 

The drive to Albany was very nice, the bathroom was a little smelly but over all no complaints except it was very cold on the bus.

Isis M.June 7, 2019 | 

Trip was okay,bathroom had no light which was very disappointing. Driver was too straight forward which came off as rude

Michael C.June 3, 2019 | 

I Michael Chauncey rise Greyhound bus 3 time a month it's the only way to travel keep the good work out and I will keep being your customer

Nyasia A.May 31, 2019 | 

Excellent service despite the slight delay!

Megan R.May 18, 2019 | 

The bus was packed and dirty. The seat in front of me was literally stitched together. I was sitting in the seat closest to the bathroom and the door kept swinging open. The bus stopped about 1 hour into our journey because the tires were over heating and we had to wait until they cooled down. We were stopped for close to an hour. I arrived at my destination shortly before 7 pm when I was meant to arrive at 5 pm. I was also uncomfortable the entire journey because the seats were uncomfortable.

Awilda G.May 17, 2019 | 

The bus was 30 to 35 late

Karine R.May 10, 2019 | 

Nothing to complain.

Stephen S.April 21, 2019 | 

Ticket agent was very helpful as were the staff at the bus itself. Very professional.

Aya N.March 25, 2019 | 

Staff was extremely helpful and super sweet. Bus didn’t have WiFi or outlets but that’s the only negative thing about the entire experience.

Megan A.February 25, 2019 | 

Bus was an hour and 30 minutes late, and l think they oversold the trip., too many people. Also, the staff did not give any information to passengers about the ststus of the bus.

Latisha S.January 20, 2019 | 

The bus was cancelled due to the storm in Albany.

Richard R.January 7, 2019 | 

Everything was very nice i arrived about 40 min late due to traffic but over all a good experience

Sharon H.November 17, 2018 | 

Great trip!

Linda M.September 9, 2018 | 

Buses brake down on to many trips. Last trip buss stalled out in the center lane of the Thruway. I wouldn't ride Greyhound again.

Linden S.August 27, 2018 | 

GW Bridge bus terminal was great. Bus was 2 hours late. Pleasant trip once it arrived.

Nigel M.August 22, 2018 | 

I had an hour to change buses in port authority. I spent over an hour in the queue for customer services because the machines gave an error code when attempting to print my ticket. I therefore missed my bus and had to wait 5 hours for the next one. This the second time I have fallen for this scam of a company. Apparently this happens all the time according to customer services, something to do with it "booking the bus but not the time slot" which sounds made up on the spot. Don't know whether it is bus bud's fault, greyhounds, or both. And everything smells like piss just to top off the experience.

Douglas K.August 8, 2018 | 

The bus arrived at the terminal ten minutes after the scheduled departure time.

New York to Albany Buses

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Bus Companies

New York to Albany buses are provided by Adirondack Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways and Greyhound.

Stations & Stops

For a bus leaving from New York, the trip starts at Port Authority, 30th St & 9th Ave, GW Bridge, 39th St & 8th Ave, Brooklyn Downtown, 37th St & 7th Ave, 26th St & Madison Ave, 7th Ave & 33rd St, 36th St & 11th Ave or Bronx Pelham Bay Park.

In Albany, your bus travel ends at Greyhound Station, SUNY Collins Circle, ALB Airport, Empire Plaza, Albany, NY, ALBANY S PEARL & STATE ST, ALBANY ST CAPITOL, ALBANY ST MUSEUM, ALBANY WASH AVE & SWAN ST or Beckers Corner.

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses7
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Minimum Price$25
Average Ticket Price$32
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus Companies on This RouteNew York Trailways, New York Trailways, Greyhound US, New York Trailways

New York to Albany Route Map

New York to Albany Route Map

Frequently asked questions for your trip New York - Albany

How much does a bus ticket from New York to Albany cost?

The cheapest average bus price from New York to Albany is $32. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New York to Albany is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to raise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

How long is the bus ride from New York to Albany?

The average travel time between New York and Albany is around 3h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 2h 50m.This is the time it takes to travel the 135 miles that separates the two cities.

How many daily bus connections are there between New York and Albany?

The number of buses from New York to Albany can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 7 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from New York to Albany by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.

Which bus companies travel from New York to Albany?

When taking the bus from New York to Albany, you can travel comfortably and safely with Adirondack Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, Greyhound.

What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from New York to Albany?

Buses traveling between New York and Albany leave from Port Authority or 30th St & 9th Ave and arrive at Greyhound Station, SUNY Collins Circle, ALB Airport.

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 New York and Albany!

From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from New York to Albany.

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 New York to Albany.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from New York to Albany while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

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!

One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

Will you be returning to New York by bus?

If you are looking for the return bus journey, check out buses from Albany to New York.

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