There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Albany by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. 277 / ...

$19 - $55

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Lake Shore Limited

$40 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. 169.5 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  3 h 52 min

  1. BOS - ALB

$184 - $388

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston to Albany every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $23 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Albany once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA South Station to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Boston and Albany is 223 km. The road distance is 271 km.

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Albany is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Boston to Albany is to drive which takes 2 h 56 min and costs $16 - $24.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Albany, Ny. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

The bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny takes 4 h 10 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.