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There are 7 ways to get from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 15 min

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

$44 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus, subway  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...
  2. Take the subway from 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Howard Beach - JFK Airport A

$29 - $55

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 44 min

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

$34 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 164.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly Albany to New York JFK  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to New York JFK (JFK) ALB - JFK

$92 - $472

Bus to Burlington, fly to New York JFK  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Greyhound \ Trailways Terminal to Burlington International Airport
  2. Fly from Burlington (BTV) to New York JFK (JFK) BTV - JFK

$118 - $398

Fly Albany to Newark, train, AirTrain  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) ALB - EWR
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Take the AirTrain from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 4

$194 - $414

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Terminal 4 via Penn Station and Jamaica, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Albany and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 140 miles. The road distance is 164.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $40 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 3 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $480 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to New York JFK Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Map of how to get from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK).
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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 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 New York JFK Airport (JFK) every 3 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Burlington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Albany to New York JFK via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Burlington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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
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
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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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
Vermont Translines
Phone
+1 844- 888-7267
Email
info@vttranslines.com
Website
vttranslines.com
Bus from Greyhound \ Trailways Terminal to Burlington International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vttranslines.com
Book at
vttranslines.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from Albany to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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Cape Air, JetBlue Airways, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 1522+ hotels available in New York JFK Airport (JFK). Prices start at $118 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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