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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
  2. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny

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Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore, MD to New York
  2. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny

Drive

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Albany

Fly from Baltimore, line 905 bus

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB)
  2. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St

Train to Reagan Washington, fly

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Albany (ALB)

Train to Philadelphia, fly

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB)

Train to Washington Dulles, fly, line 905 bus

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB)
  3. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St

Baltimore to Albany by train

85 Weekly Trains
5h 53m Average Duration
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Baltimore → Albany
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The most affordable way to get from Baltimore to Albany is to drive, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Albany is to fly and line 905 bus which costs $130 - $470 and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to Albany. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Baltimore station to Albany station. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Penn Station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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The distance between Baltimore and Albany is 278 miles. The road distance is 325.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Albany without a car is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs $45 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Baltimore to Albany, including transfers.

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Baltimore to Albany bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD station.

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Baltimore to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, depart from Baltimore Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Albany is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs $45 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 7h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore to Albany.
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  • Distance: 277.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Baltimore, MD, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Baltimore to Albany via NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in around 5h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baltimore to Albany via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and New York, Ny in around 7h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$30 - $110
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$55 - $200
Business Seat - Adult
$65 - $220
First Class - Child 2-12
$90 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$170 - $310
First Class - Adult
$190 - $340
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$28 - $80
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $90
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$40 - $130
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
First Class - Child 2-12
$70 - $120
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $220
First Class - Adult
$140 - $240
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$18 - $60
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $120
Business Class Seat
$60 - $150
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown to New York
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Baltimore to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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