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

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

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

$35 - $80

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4051 / ...

$20 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  2 h 49 min

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

$28 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Grand Central Terminal 152.7 miles

$14 - $22

Fly  •  3 h 33 min

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

$198 - $408

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

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Grand Central Terminal is to train which costs $35 - $80 and takes 2 h 38 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 train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York takes 2 h 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at New York. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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There are 1924+ hotels available in Grand Central Terminal. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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

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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 38 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 38 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Albany to Grand Central Terminal hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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 Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
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
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA
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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 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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