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There are 6 ways to get from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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Bus via Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av  •  3h 10m

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

$25 - $30

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Train  •  3h 14m

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

$48 - $91

Bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York Port Authority Bus Terminal to New York LaGuardia Airport NYC - LaGuardia Airport

$34 - $47

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) 153.8 miles

$15 - $22

Fly to New York La Guardia  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ALB - LGA

$154 - $654

Line 1 bus, fly to Newark, subway, bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station to Central Ave & Colonie Center - Colonie Station
  2. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) ALB - EWR
  3. Take the subway from 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  4. Take the bus from 74 St/Roosevelt Av Station to Terminal B/Hov Lane

$136 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA). However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at New York LaGuardia Airport via New York Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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The distance between Albany and New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) is 131 miles. The road distance is 153.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) without a car is to bus via Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av which takes 3h 10m and costs $25 - $30.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA), including transfers.

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Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) is to bus via Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av which takes 3h 10m and costs $25 - $30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 3h 14m, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $700 and takes 5h 52m.

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to New York La Guardia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 27m and has one stopover.

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Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), arrive at New York LaGuardia Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA).
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  • Distance: 130.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

Fox Bus operates a bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Midtown every 3 hours. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2h 33m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Midtown
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.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
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station to Central Ave & Colonie Center - Colonie Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Bus from 74 St/Roosevelt Av Station to Terminal B/Hov Lane
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Albany to New York La Guardia Airport (LGA).

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 1913+ hotels available in New York La Guardia Airport (LGA). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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