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There are 8 ways to get from Albany to Niagara Falls by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$55 - $150

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6h 25m

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

$35 - $82

6 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  8h 5m

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

$56 - $76

Drive  •  5h 14m

  1. Drive from Albany to Niagara Falls 304.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly from Albany  •  6h 30m

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

$146 - $770

Train to Newark, fly  •  7h 8m

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

$145 - $577

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  7h 13m

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

$113 - $468

Train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  7h 14m

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

$109 - $469

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at 3rd St & Niagara St via Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station and arriving at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 11m.

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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 train which takes 6h 11m and costs $55 - $150.

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station takes 6h 11m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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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 Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Niagara Falls is to train which takes 6h 11m and costs $55 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 6h 25m, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $800 and takes 6h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 271.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 11m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Niagara Falls 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 6h 11m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Niagara Falls twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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 Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
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 Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$75 - $110
EconomyPlus
$100 - $140
Business
$120 - $180
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Trailways New York

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 38m 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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Albany to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.

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

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

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There are 458+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $54 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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