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

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Fly Albany to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 22 min

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

$104 - $266

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Bus Eastern Bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. NYC-Washington DC

$43 - $69

6 alternative options

Fly Albany to Baltimore, train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$166 - $486

Fly Albany to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 44 min

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

$150 - $270

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 31 min

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

$102 - $524

Train  •  5 h 47 min

  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 Express / ...

$155 - $418

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Albany
  2. Take the bus from New York to Washington DC

$45 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  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 drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Washington is to fly which costs $100 - $270 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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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 5 h 47 min.

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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 5 h 47 min and costs $150 - $420.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Albany to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Albany to Washington is to fly which takes 3 h 22 min and costs $100 - $270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $420 and takes 5 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $75 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 313 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other 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 5 h 47 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Albany to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Albany to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Albany to Baltimore via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Train operators
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.

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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
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
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 New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 41 min.

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Albany to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington DC station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Washington is 367 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to drive from Albany to Washington.

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Cape Air, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 841+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2.

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