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

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Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Albany to Boston "Greyhound"

$25 - $35

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Train  •  4h 55m

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

Bus, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA Peter Pan
  2. Take the train from Worcester to South Station Framingham/Worcester Line

$34 - $50

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Albany to Boston 170.2 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Boston is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Boston is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany and arriving at Boston. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 55m.

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It is 140 miles from Albany to Boston. It is approximately 170.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Albany to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs $25 - $35.

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The bus from Albany to Boston takes 4h 40m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Albany to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany station.

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Albany to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Boston is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs $25 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4h 55m.

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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Boston once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 40m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station once daily, and the journey takes 4h 55m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Worcester to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Albany to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston station.

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Albany to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Boston is 170 miles. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Albany to Boston.

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