There are 9 ways to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  6 h 25 min

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

$163 - $421

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY Albany
  2. Take the bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station 2407 / ...

$44 - $106

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  6 h 47 min

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

$125 - $285

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to New Carrollton, Md 2905 / ...

$50 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington 367.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Albany to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 6 min

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

$104 - $266

Fly Albany to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 27 min

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

$166 - $486

Fly Albany to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 35 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 42 min

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

$110 - $527

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Albany, NY and arriving at Washington, DC - Union Station via NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Albany–Rensselaer Station and Washington is 313 miles. The road distance is 367.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington without a car is to train which takes 6 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington is to train which takes 6 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 37 min.

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Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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Map of how to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington.
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  • Distance: 312.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington via New York Penn Station in around 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington via Albany, NY, New York, NY, and NY Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Albany to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Albany to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Albany to Baltimore via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak 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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New York, Ny to New Carrollton, Md
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany–Rensselaer Station to Washington is 368 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to drive from Albany–Rensselaer Station 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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