There are 4 ways to get from Albany to Boston by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma 220 / ...

$22 - $55

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Boston South Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Boston 169.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Boston (BOS) ALB - BOS

$184 - $388

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Boston is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Boston is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Albany and Boston is 140 miles. The road distance is 169.6 miles.

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The bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma takes 3 h 25 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Boston South Station Amtrak station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Boston.
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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Boston every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Boston once daily, and the journey takes 4 h 56 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Boston South Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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