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There are 7 ways to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...

$35 - $80

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...

$20 - $50

5 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY Albany

$28 - $44

Train via Croton-Harmon Amtrak  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Croton-Harmon Amtrak Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central Hudson

$41 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Grand Central Terminal 152.7 miles

$15 - $22

Fly to Newark  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) ALB - EWR

$198 - $408

Fly to New York La Guardia  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ALB - LGA

$102 - $502

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at New York, Ny. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Albany and Grand Central Terminal is 133 miles. The road distance is 152.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal without a car is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $35 - $80.

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station takes 2 h 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Albany to Grand Central Terminal bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany, Ny station.

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Albany to Grand Central Terminal train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $35 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $45 and takes 2 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs $190 - $410 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal.
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  • Distance: 132.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Grand Central Terminal every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Albany to Grand Central Terminal every 3 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
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 to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Croton-Harmon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Train from Albany to Croton-Harmon
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
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 Albany, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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Albany to Grand Central Terminal bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York, Ny station.

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Albany to Grand Central Terminal train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Grand Central Terminal is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Albany to Grand Central Terminal.

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United Airlines offers flights from Albany Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 1851+ hotels available in Grand Central Terminal. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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

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