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

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Reagan Washington (DCA) ALB - DCA

$114 - $206

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Bus via New York  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Chinatown-152 East Broadway Schenectady
  2. Take the bus from 28 Allen St., NYC to Washington DC FlixBus

$29 - $38

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Fly to Washington Dulles  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Washington Dulles (IAD) ALB - IAD

$160 - $200

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Baltimore (BWI) ALB - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$154 - $766

Train  •  5h 45m

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

$78 - $281

Bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc 2909 / ...

$51 - $70

Drive  •  6h 27m

  1. Drive from Albany to Washington 367.2 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Washington is to bus via New York which costs $29 - $40 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Washington is to fly which costs $110 - $210 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Washington. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Washington, Dc via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station and arriving at Washington Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Albany and Washington is 313 miles. The road distance is 367.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Washington without a car is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs $75 - $290.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Albany to Washington, including transfers.

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

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Albany to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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  • Distance: 313 miles
  • Duration: 3h 26m

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Albany to Washington every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Washington via New York Penn Station in around 5h 45m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Flights from Albany to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Albany to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Chinatown-152 East Broadway
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from 28 Allen St., NYC to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The best way to get from Albany to Washington is to fly which takes 3h 26m and costs $110 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $290 and takes 5h 45m, you could also bus, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 7h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 28m.

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Albany to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Albany to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Washington is 367 miles. It takes approximately 6h 27m to drive from Albany to Washington.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 905+ hotels available in Washington. 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 40 min and costs $2.

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