There are 9 ways to get from Cleveland to Albany by train, bus, 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

Train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$70 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 4178 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Albany, Ny 255 / ...

$59 - $142

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Bus Trailways New York  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 4178 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY Buffalo - Albany

$69 - $127

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Albany 475.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Albany  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Albany (ALB) CLE - ALB

$154 - $804

Fly to Hartford, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Hartford (BDL) CLE - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny

$166 - $302

Fly to Boston, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Boston (BOS) CLE - BOS
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny

$98 - $264

Fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Newark (EWR) CLE - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak

$184 - $500

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to New York La Guardia (LGA) CLE - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak

$178 - $520

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Albany is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Albany is to fly which costs $150 - $850 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and Albany is 417 miles. The road distance is 475.2 miles.

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The train from Cleveland Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak takes 8 h 35 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Albany. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Albany, Ny via Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cleveland Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs $3.

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Cleveland to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Albany.
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  • Distance: 417.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Cleveland to Albany twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $200 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to Albany via Buffalo, Ny in around 11 h 1 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Hartford via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Cleveland to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Cleveland to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Flights from Cleveland to Hartford via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Flights from Cleveland to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Cleveland to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Hartford via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Hartford via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Cleveland to Hartford via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Cleveland to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Cleveland to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from New York 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
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Grand Central Terminal to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $90
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
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
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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