There are 8 ways to get from Albany to Charlottesville by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak

$193 - $491

Cheapest option

Bus via Washington, Dc  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va

$66 - $109

6 alternative options

Bus NYC Shuttle  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4051 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Charlottesville, VA 1002

$93 - $119

Drive  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Charlottesville 482.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Albany to Charlottesville  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Charlottesville (CHO) ALB - CHO

$182 - $842

Fly Albany to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Washington Dulles (IAD) ALB - IAD

$142 - $262

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Charlottesville  •  5 h 54 min

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

$228 - $623

Fly Albany to Reagan Washington, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Reagan Washington (DCA) ALB - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Albany to Charlottesville is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Charlottesville is to train and fly which costs $220 - $650 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Charlottesville. However, there are services departing from Albany, NY and arriving at Charlottesville, Va via New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St and Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany to Charlottesville. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Charlottesville Amtrak via New York Penn Station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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The distance between Albany and Charlottesville is 407 miles. The road distance is 482.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Charlottesville without a car is to train which takes 9 h 34 min and costs $190 - $500.

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It takes approximately 9 h 34 min to get from Albany to Charlottesville, including transfers.

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Albany to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Albany, NY station.

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Albany to Charlottesville train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Charlottesville is to train which takes 9 h 34 min and costs $190 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $120 and takes 10 h 41 min, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $850 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Charlottesville.
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  • Distance: 407 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 34 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Charlottesville, VA, USA?

You can take a train from Albany to Charlottesville via New York Penn Station and Washington Union Station in around 9 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany to Charlottesville via New York, Ny, 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, 14 St, and New York, NY in around 10 h 41 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Reagan Washington, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Albany to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Charlottesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
NYC Shuttle
Website
nycshuttle.com
Bus from New York, NY to Charlottesville, VA
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
nycshuttle.com
Book at
nycshuttle.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Washington Deluxe
Website
washny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23
Book at
gotobus.com

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