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There are 5 ways to get from Cornell University to Albany by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Dryden to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$51 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus via Syracuse  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Albany, Ny 220 / ...

$38 - $53

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Binghamton, NY Ithaca / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Albany, NY Binghamton

$42 - $70

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Cornell University to Albany 166 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Ithaca (ITH) to Albany (ALB) ITH - ALB

$194 - $1,004

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The cheapest way to get from Cornell University to Albany is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Cornell University to Albany is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cornell University to Albany. However, there are services departing from Ithaca, NY and arriving at Albany, Ny via Destiny USA and Syracuse, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Cornell University and Albany is 140 miles. The road distance is 166 miles.

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The best way to get from Cornell University to Albany without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 5m and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Cornell University to Albany, including transfers.

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Cornell University to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Ithaca, NY station.

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The best way to get from Cornell University to Albany is to bus via Syracuse which takes 6h 20m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $1,000 and takes 6h 9m.

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There is no direct flight from Ithaca Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 24m and has one stopover.

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Cornell University to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Cornell University to Albany.
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  • Distance: 140.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Cornell University, NY, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Cornell University to Albany via Ithaca, NY, Destiny USA, S State St & E Jefferson St, and Syracuse, Ny in around 6h 20m. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Cornell University to Albany every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Dryden to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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 Syracuse, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Ithaca, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$29 - $45
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cornell University to Albany is 166 miles. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Cornell University to Albany.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Ithaca Airport to Albany Airport.

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