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

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

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

$147 - $374

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to New York, Ny 2420 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$44 - $106

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  7 h 10 min

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

$45 - $81

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Albany 326.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Baltimore  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB

$114 - $334

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 3 min

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

$166 - $424

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB) IAD - ALB

$212 - $431

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

$258 - $646

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The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to Albany is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Albany is to fly which costs $110 - $340 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to Albany. However, there are services departing from Baltimore, MD - Greyhound Bus Terminal Downtown and arriving at Albany, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Baltimore station to Albany. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Penn Station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Baltimore and Albany is 278 miles. The road distance is 326.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Albany without a car is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $140 - $380.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Baltimore to Albany, including transfers.

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Baltimore to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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Baltimore to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Albany is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $140 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 7 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $340 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore to Albany.
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  • Distance: 277.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Baltimore to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baltimore to Albany via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, NY in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
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 Baltimore Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $230
First Class Seat
$190 - $300
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Baltimore, MD - Greyhound Bus Terminal Downtown to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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.

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, Md to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Baltimore to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to Albany is 326 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to drive from Baltimore to Albany.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Baltimore Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs $2.

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