There are 7 ways to get from Albany to Niagara Falls by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 4175 / ...

$35 - $82

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Train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Albany to Niagara Falls Station VIA Rail / ...

$50 - $170

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Niagara Falls 304.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly from Albany  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Buffalo (BUF) ALB - BUF

$146 - $770

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF

$119 - $469

Train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Buffalo (BUF) LGA - BUF

$117 - $472

Train to Newark, fly  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Buffalo (BUF) EWR - BUF

$153 - $580

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Main St & Pine Ave via Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany and arriving at Niagara Falls Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Albany and Niagara Falls is 272 miles. The road distance is 304.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Niagara Falls without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Albany to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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

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Albany to Niagara Falls train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Albany station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Niagara Falls is to bus which takes 6 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 51 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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Albany to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Buffalo, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 271.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Niagara Falls hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Trailways New York also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Albany to Niagara Falls every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $170 and the journey takes 6 h 51 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $70
Economy
$80 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $170
Business
$110 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$210 - $300
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
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 Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
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 Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Albany to Niagara Falls train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Niagara Falls Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Niagara Falls is 304 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to drive from Albany to Niagara Falls.

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 472+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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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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