There are 8 ways to get from Indianapolis to Albany by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Albany  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Albany (ALB) IND - ALB

$154 - $804

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Bus Indiana Travel Express  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to New York, NY Indiana Travel
  2. Take the bus from New York - 19 Pike St. to Albany, NY - LC Coach Bus 217 Central Ave. Capital Bus Tours

$94 - $97

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Fly to Boston, bus  •  8 h 33 min

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

$137 - $423

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 33 min

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

$142 - $699

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  7 h 33 min

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

$149 - $746

Bus Greyhound USA  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to New York, Ny
  4. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 286

$104 - $255

Train  •  25 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to New York Penn Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$167 - $447

Drive  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Albany 787.4 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Albany. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Albany, Ny via Richmond, IN, Dayton Trotwood, Oh and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Albany. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 1 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Albany is 678 miles. The road distance is 787.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Albany without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Indianapolis to Albany, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Albany bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Albany is to fly which takes 6 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 5 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 25 h 1 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Albany.
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  • Distance: 677.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Albany hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Albany via Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, and New York - 19 Pike St. in around 16 h 5 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to New York JFK via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $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 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
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Capital Bus Tour
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from New York - 19 Pike St. to Albany, NY - LC Coach Bus 217 Central Ave.
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
capitalbustour.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
baronsbus.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Albany is 787 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 17 min to drive from Indianapolis to Albany.

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

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There are 91+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs .

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