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

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Syracuse, NY Albany
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$56 - $85

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Bus via Syracuse, Ny  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$50 - $94

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Train, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Albany to Syracuse VIA Rail / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$61 - $144

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Potsdam 196.4 miles

$19 - $28

Fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Ogdensburg (OGS) ALB - OGS

$116 - $162

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Albany, NY and arriving at Potsdam, NY - SUNY via Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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The distance between Albany and Potsdam is 153 miles. The road distance is 196.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Potsdam without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Albany to Potsdam, including transfers.

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Albany to Potsdam bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Albany, NY station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Potsdam is to bus which takes 7 h and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Ogdensburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Albany to Potsdam bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Potsdam, NY - SUNY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Potsdam is 196 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Albany to Potsdam.

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Cape Air offers flights from Albany Airport to Ogdensburg Airport.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 153.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Potsdam, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Albany to Potsdam via Syracuse, NY in around 7 h. Alternatively, Cape Air flies from Albany to Potsdam 3 times a day.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Albany to Ogdensburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $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 Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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There are seven+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at $100 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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