There are 7 ways to get from Buffalo to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Albany VIA Rail / ...

$45 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Albany, Ny 255 / ...

$35 - $85

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Albany 290 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Boston, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Boston (BOS) BUF - BOS
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny

$108 - $407

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York JFK (JFK) BUF - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak

$122 - $472

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak

$118 - $473

Fly to Newark, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak

$142 - $572

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Albany is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Albany is to drive which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $28 - $45.

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

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The train from Buffalo to Albany takes 5 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buffalo, Ny and arriving at Albany, Ny. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Buffalo and arriving at Albany. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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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 - $150 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Amtrak also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Buffalo to Albany every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 7 h. Trailways New York also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Albany
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $150
Business
$110 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $280
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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