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There are 6 ways to get from Central Islip to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$46 - $95

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Train, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$31 - $65

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Islip, NY to White Plains, NY Patchogue-Binghamton / ...
  2. Take the bus from White Plains, NY to Albany, NY Long Island

$47 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Central Islip to Albany 196 miles

$19 - $28

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$209 - $427

Fly from Islip  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Islip (ISP) to Albany (ALB) ISP - ALB

$236 - $1,206

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The cheapest way to get from Central Islip to Albany is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Central Islip to Albany is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Central Islip to Albany. However, there are services departing from Carleton Avenue and arriving at Albany, NY via Islip, NY and White Plains, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Central Islip to Albany station. However, there are services departing from Central Islip and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Central Islip and Albany is 133 miles. The road distance is 196 miles.

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The best way to get from Central Islip to Albany without a car is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Central Islip to Albany, including transfers.

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Central Islip to Albany bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Islip, NY station.

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Central Islip to Albany train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Central Islip station.

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The best way to get from Central Islip to Albany is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $45 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $80 and takes 7 h 13 min, you could also fly, which costs $230 - $1,300 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Central Islip to Albany.
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  • Distance: 132.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Central Islip, NY, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Central Islip to Albany via Penn Station and New York Penn Station in around 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Central Islip to Albany via Long Island Motor Parkway, Islip, NY, and White Plains, NY in around 7 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Islip to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Islip to Albany via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Islip to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Islip to Albany via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
LIRR
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 New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
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
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 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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from White Plains, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Central Islip to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Central Islip to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Central Islip to Albany is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Central Islip to Albany.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 93+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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