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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  •  5h 45m

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

$75 - $197

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Bus via Baltimore, MD - TA 5501 O'Donnell St. Cutoff  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore, MD - TA 5501 O'Donnell St. Cutoff to Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St. Baltimore to NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY Nyc

$44 - $54

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Bus  •  7h 30m

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

$47 - $85

Drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Albany 325.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Baltimore, line 1 bus  •  4h 33m

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

$96 - $216

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5h 8m

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

$112 - $235

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5h 37m

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

$139 - $573

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly, line 1 bus  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to ROSSLYN station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB) IAD - ALB
  4. Take the line 1 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St

$130 - $529

Baltimore to Albany by train

The train journey time between Baltimore and Albany is around 6h 23m and covers a distance of around 327 miles. The fastest train normally takes 5h 10m. Operated by Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Baltimore to Albany train service departs from Baltimore Penn Station and arrives in Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. Typically 66 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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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 1 bus which costs $95 - $220 and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to Albany. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Downtown and arriving at Albany, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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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 New York Moynihan Train Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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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 45m and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m 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 station.

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

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Albany is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs $75 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 7h 30m.

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  • Distance: 277.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

You can take a train from Baltimore to Albany via New York Moynihan Train Hall in around 5h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baltimore to Albany via New York and New York, NY - Port Authority in around 7h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $210
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $120
Business Class Seat
$90 - $160
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $85
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from PENN STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
More information at
Maryland Transit
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
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 Baltimore Downtown to New York
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
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 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Rockledge Bus
Phone
7577171677VA
Email
climing44@yahoo.com
Website
rockledgebus.com
Bus from Baltimore, MD - TA 5501 O'Donnell St. Cutoff to Midtown - 5th Ave and 31st St.
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $29
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Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.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
24 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 15m.

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Baltimore to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways New York, 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 5h 40m 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 235+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Baltimore Airport is to tram which takes 27 min and costs $2.

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