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Cheap buses leaving Tuesday

One passenger / one way

9:00AM
3h
12:00PM
New York - 103 Canal St
Cheapest
Albany - Central Ave & N. Lake Ave
Cheapest
9:30AM
2h30m
12:00PM
New York - Madison Ave
2nd Cheapest
Albany - Central Ave & N. Lake Ave
2nd Cheapest
12:01AM
2h29m
2:30AM
New York - Port Authority
Fastest
Albany - Albany Bus Terminal, NY
Fastest
5:00PM
2h30m
7:30PM
New York - Madison Ave
Albany - Central Ave & N. Lake Ave
8:30AM
2h40m
11:10AM
New York - Port Authority
Albany - Albany Bus Terminal, NY
Bus New York to Albany: Trip Overview

Bus New York to Albany: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$35
Average bus trip duration3h
Number of daily buses25
Earliest bus departure12:01 AM
Distance134 miles (215 km)
Latest bus departure11:30 PM

New York to Albany Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses25
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:01AM - 11:30PM
Minimum Price$18
Average Ticket Price$35
Minimum Trip Duration2h20m
Average Bus Trip Duration3h
Distance134 miles (215 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteAdirondack Trailways, Greyhound, Wanda Coach, New York Trailways, OurBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip New York - Albany

You have the option of traveling from one city to the other by either bus or train. Both are convenient and eco-friendly ways to travel to Albany. Another option is using carpool services and riding with fellow travelers.

The average travel time from New York to Albany is about 3h, although the fastest bus will take 2h 20m, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 135 miles (217 km) that separate the two cities.

About 135 miles (217 km) separate New York and Albany.

You can choose from 25 travel times and travel with Adirondack Trailways, Greyhound and Wanda Coach. The number of buses from New York to Albany can differ depending on the day of the week. Simplify your trip from New York to Albany by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel needs and budget on Busbud.

The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 12:01 AM and ending at 11:30 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from New York to Albany leave from Port Authority and arrive at Albany Airport. These are the main 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. The lowest price for the bus on this route is $19.

The average price of a one-way ticket from New York to Albany is $35. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $19 to $107, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Yes, it's possible to take a day trip from New York to Albany! The total travel time for the round-trip is about 4h 40m. This allows for plenty of time to explore the sights in Albany before returning to New York in the evening.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

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

Best price found
03/02
$30
Today
$35
03/04
$18
03/05
$18
03/06
$18
03/07
$18
03/08
$18
03/09
$18
The cheapest trip from New York to Albany was searched and found on Mar 4, 2024 with a price of $18

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

You can expect to pay from $18 to $96 for a bus ticket from New York to Albany based on the last 1 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $18 which is on 2024-03-04.

Usually Greyhound, New York Trailways, Pine Hill 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 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.

What's the cheapest way to go from New York to Albany?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time3hAvg Price$35Daily Departures25
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time2h 30mAvg Price$42Daily Departures13

The best way to travel between New York and Albany is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $35 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $19. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Albany, choose the bus, as it will take you from New York to Albany in about 2h 30m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to New York by bus?

Bus from Albany to New York

You can also go to Albany by train

Train from New York to Albany

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