There are 4 ways to get from Albany to Times Square by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

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

$40 - $85

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Bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4051 / ...

$15 - $80

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Times Square 152.1 miles

$14 - $22

Fly  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) ALB - EWR

$194 - $408

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Times Square is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Times Square is to train which costs $40 - $85 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Albany and Times Square is 132 miles. The road distance is 152.1 miles.

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station takes 2 h 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at New York, Ny. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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  • Distance: 132.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Times Square, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Times Square hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Times Square every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Capital Bus Tour
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from Albany, NY - LC Coach Bus 217 Central Ave. to New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave.
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
capitalbustour.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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