There are 9 ways to get from Buffalo to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

VIA Rail operates a train from Buffalo to Albany every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 6 h 2 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Buffalo to Albany 4 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Avg. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Avg. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Philadelphia
Avg. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Avg. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Avg. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Avg. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Avg. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Baltimore
Avg. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Baltimore
Avg. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Newark
Avg. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Avg. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Albany
Avg. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $160
Business
$110 - $160
Business Plus/Sleeper
$200 - $290
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Niagara Falls Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Avg. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Buffalo to Albany?

The distance between Buffalo and Albany is 419 km. The road distance is 464 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Albany?

The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Albany is to drive which costs $35 and takes 4 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Buffalo to Albany?

The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Albany is to drive which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $35.

Is there a direct train between Buffalo and Albany?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Buffalo and arriving at Albany. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

Is there a direct bus between Buffalo and Albany?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at Albany, NY. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Buffalo to Albany?

The train from Buffalo to Albany takes 6 h 2 min including transfers and departs hourly.