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

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Bus via SUNY Collins Circle  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA OurBus

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 55m

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

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Train  •  4h 47m

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

Drive  •  2h 56m

  1. Drive from Albany to Cambridge 167.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Cambridge is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Cambridge is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St and arriving at Boston, MA via Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station and arriving at Boston. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 47m.

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The distance between Albany and Cambridge is 137 miles. The road distance is 167.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Cambridge without a car is to bus via SUNY Collins Circle which takes 4h 20m and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Albany to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Albany to Cambridge bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Albany, NY station.

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

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The best way to get from Albany to Cambridge is to bus via SUNY Collins Circle which takes 4h 20m and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 4h 47m.

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  • Distance: 137.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

OurBus operates a bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA 3 times a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 3h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 47m.

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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ourbus.com
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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Contact Details
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

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Albany to Cambridge bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Boston, MA station.

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Albany to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Cambridge is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2h 56m to drive from Albany to Cambridge.

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