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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 33 min

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

$35 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 45 min

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

$10 - $80

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Times Square 152.1 miles

$14 - $22

Fly  •  3 h 39 min

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

$194 - $408

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 $35 - $80 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. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Albany to Times Square?

The distance between Albany and Times Square is 212 km. The road distance is 243 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Albany to Times Square?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Albany to Times Square?

The quickest way to get from Albany to Times Square is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs $35 - $80.

Is there a direct train between Albany and Times Square?

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

Is there a direct bus between Albany and Times Square?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at New York, Ny. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Albany to Times Square?

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