There are 6 ways to get from Albany to Erie by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$60 - $170

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Erie, Pa 4175

$40 - $100

4 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Buffalo, NY Albany
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa 4175 / ...

$61 - $101

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Erie 379.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Erie  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Erie (ERI) ALB - ERI

$164 - $854

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Buffalo (BUF) ALB - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa

$64 - $424

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Erie is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Erie is to fly and bus which costs $60 - $430 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Erie, Pa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Erie Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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The distance between Albany and Erie is 327 miles. The road distance is 379.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Erie without a car is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $60 - $170.

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Erie Amtrak takes 6 h 40 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Albany to Erie is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $60 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $110 and takes 7 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $900 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Erie.
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  • Distance: 326.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Erie, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Erie twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $170 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany to Erie via Buffalo, NY and Buffalo, Ny in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Albany to Erie via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Albany to Erie via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Albany to Erie via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $370
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 Erie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
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trailwaysny.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 Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Albany, Ny to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Erie Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Erie is 380 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to drive from Albany to Erie.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Erie Airport.

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Book your Albany to Erie bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Erie. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 42 min and costs $2.

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