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

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Train  •  6h 46m

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

$60 - $170

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Bus  •  8h 25m

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

$40 - $100

4 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  9h 40m

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

$69 - $109

Drive  •  6h 32m

  1. Drive from Albany to Erie 379.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Erie  •  6h 31m

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

$164 - $854

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  8h 30m

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

$158 - $804

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

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Erie is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 6h 31m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station and arriving at Erie Amtrak Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 46m.

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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 6h 46m and costs $60 - $170.

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Erie Amtrak Station takes 6h 46m 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, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Erie is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs $60 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $100 and takes 8h 25m, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $900 and takes 6h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Erie.
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  • Distance: 326.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 46m

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 6h 46m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Erie once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Albany to Erie via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Albany to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Albany to Erie via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Albany to Erie via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Albany to Erie via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Albany to Erie via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Erie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
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
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 Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Erie Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 4m 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 6h 32m to drive from Albany to Erie.

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

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There are 42+ hotels available in Erie. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 20m and costs $2.

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