There are 5 ways to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal by bus, train, 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

Bus Trailways New York  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Albany - NYC

$21 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 1 min

  1. 4051 / ...

$20 - $50

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Empire Service / ...
  2. Hudson

$49 - $96

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. 152.7 miles

$14 - $22

Fly  •  3 h 48 min

  1. ALB - EWR

$194 - $410

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

Trailways New York operates a bus from Albany to Grand Central Terminal hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Grand Central Terminal via Croton-Harmon Amtrak and Croton-Harmon in around 2 h 49 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Croton-Harmon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$35 - $75
Business Seat
$93
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Website
mta.info
Train from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
52 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
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Albany and Grand Central Terminal is 212 km. The road distance is 244 km.

The cheapest way to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 38 min.

The quickest way to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal is to drive which takes 2 h 38 min and costs $14 - $22.

No, there is no direct train from Albany to Grand Central Terminal. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Grand Central via Croton-Harmon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at New York, Ny. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal, including transfers.