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Bus Rochester to Albany: Trip Overview

Bus Rochester to Albany: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$108
Average bus trip duration10h 20m
Number of daily buses6
Earliest bus departure12:20 AM
Distance198 miles (319 km)
Latest bus departure3:45 PM

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Bus was cold and there was no heat

Deric C.

March 8, 2020
Tiresome to change buses

Kisomo K.

September 21, 2018

Rochester to Albany Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses6
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:20AM - 3:45PM
Minimum Price$37
Average Ticket Price$108
Minimum Trip Duration5h25m
Average Bus Trip Duration10h20m
Distance198 miles (319 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteNew York Trailways, FlixBus, Greyhound
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Rochester - Albany

Both buses and trains are available for traveling between these two cities. The two options are convenient and sustainable ways to reach Albany. You can also use carpool services and share a car ride with other travelers.

Traveling from Rochester to Albany takes around 10h 20m on average, although the fastest bus will take 5h 25m, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 199 miles (320 km) that separate the two cities.

Rochester and Albany are 199 miles (320 km) apart.

About 6 buses travel this route daily, provided by New York Trailways, FlixBus and Greyhound. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Rochester to Albany may vary. Simplify your trip from Rochester to Albany by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The bus service operates from 12:20 AM for the initial departure and runs until 3:45 PM for the final departure.

The majority of buses traveling from Rochester to Albany start their journey at Bus Station and wind up at Albany Airport. These are the most popular pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

The bus ticket costs $108 on average. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $43 and $199, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

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The cheapest trip from Rochester to Albany was searched and found on Dec 9, 2023 with a price of $36

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

You can expect to pay from $36 to $114 for a bus ticket from Rochester to Albany based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $36 which is on 2023-12-09.

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 Rochester and Albany!

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

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Rochester to Albany will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

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

Did you know?

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

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

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