There are 5 ways to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Grand Central Terminal by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

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

$35 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany-Rensselaer to New York, NY

$10 - $26

3 alternative options

Train via New York Penn Station  •  2 h 59 min

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

$45 - $88

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Grand Central Terminal 153.2 miles

$15 - $22

Fly  •  4 h

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

$198 - $408

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The cheapest way to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Grand Central Terminal is to bus which costs $10 - $26 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Grand Central Terminal is to train which costs $35 - $80 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Albany–Rensselaer Station and Grand Central Terminal is 132 miles. The road distance is 153.2 miles.

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York takes 2 h 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany-Rensselaer and arriving at New York, NY. Services depart every four hours, 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. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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What companies run services between Albany–Rensselaer Station, NY, USA and Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Grand Central Terminal every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Grand Central Terminal every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $26 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $95
Business
$65 - $90
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $170
Bus operators

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