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

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Train  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from North Station to Lowell Lowell Line

$49 - $112

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Bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma 220 / ...

$26 - $60

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
  2. Take the train from Worcester to Back Bay
  3. Take the train from North Station to Lowell

$33 - $56

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Albany to Lowell 175.2 miles

$17 - $25

Fly, train  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Boston (BOS) ALB - BOS
  2. Take the train from North Station to Lowell

$190 - $394

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Lowell is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Lowell is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Lowell. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Kennedy Center via State St @ Washington Mall - State St Sta and Chestnut Street Burlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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The distance between Albany and Lowell is 125 miles. The road distance is 175.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Lowell without a car is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Albany to Lowell, including transfers.

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Albany to Lowell bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Lowell is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $65 and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Albany to Lowell bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston, Ma station.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Lowell.
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  • Distance: 124.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 26m

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Lowell, MA, USA?

You can take a train from Albany to Lowell via Boston Back Bay Station, Back Bay, North Station, and North Station in around 6h 26m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Lowell every 3 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 25m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
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 Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from North Station to Lowell
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
MBTA
Train from Worcester to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
MBTA
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 Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Lowell is 175 miles. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Albany to Lowell.

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Cape Air offers flights from Albany Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Lowell. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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

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