There are 6 ways to get from Albany to Erie 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  •  6 h 43 min

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

$60 - $170

Cheapest option

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 39 min

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

$60 - $101

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Erie 379.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Erie  •  5 h 36 min

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

$190 - $886

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  5 h 40 min

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

$62 - $424

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 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany to Erie via Buffalo, NY and Buffalo, Ny in around 7 h 39 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Albany to Erie via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Albany to Erie via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Albany to Erie via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Albany to Erie via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Erie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 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
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
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Albany and Erie is 523 km. The road distance is 608 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Albany to Erie is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $190 - $900.

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 43 min.

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.

The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Erie Amtrak takes 6 h 43 min including transfers and departs twice daily.