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

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Train  •  8 h 41 min

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

$70 - $200

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Bus  •  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

$69 - $127

4 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Albany 475.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Albany  •  6 h 30 min

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

$154 - $804

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 14 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

$172 - $514

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  7 h 10 min

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

$186 - $524

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 30 min.

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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 20 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 41 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 best way to get from Cleveland to Albany without a car is to train which takes 8 h 41 min and costs $70 - $200.

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The train from Cleveland Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak takes 8 h 41 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Cleveland to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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Cleveland to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Cleveland Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Albany is to train which takes 8 h 41 min and costs $70 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $130 and takes 11 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $850 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Albany.
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  • Distance: 417.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 41 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 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to Albany via Buffalo, Ny and Buffalo, NY in around 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $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 JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Albany via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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 Cleveland Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 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 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
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.

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 Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Albany is 475 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to drive from Cleveland to Albany.

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American Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Cleveland 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 Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs $3.

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