There are 5 ways to get from Albany to Long Island by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$48 - $96

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Bus Trailways New York  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Babylon Albany

$39 - $61

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...
  2. Take the bus from 39th St- Lexington btwn 38th & 38th St to Airport Connection - EB Eastbound

$46 - $112

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Centereach 197.2 miles

$19 - $28

Fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Islip (ISP) ALB - ISP

$274 - $1,404

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Albany, NY and arriving at Hammond Lane via No Pick Ups and Patchogue LIRR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Albany and Long Island is 133 miles. The road distance is 197.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Long Island without a car is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Albany to Long Island, including transfers.

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Albany to Long Island bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Albany, NY station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Long Island is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Islip Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Albany to Long Island bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Babylon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Long Island is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Albany to Long Island.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Islip Airport.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 132.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Long Island, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Albany to Centereach via New York Penn Station, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany to Centereach via New York, Ny, Times Sq - 42 St, Grand Central - 42 St, 39th St- Lexington btwn 38th & 38th St, Airport Connection - EB, and Expressway Drive North in around 6 h 29 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Islip via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Albany to Islip via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Albany to Islip via Tampa
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Islip via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $90
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from 39th St- Lexington btwn 38th & 38th St to Airport Connection - EB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
Trailways New York

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 42 min and costs .

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