There are 4 ways to get from Jersey City to Albany by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$21 - $83

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 58 min

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

$38 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Albany 151.4 miles

$14 - $22

Train, fly  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to Newark
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$186 - $398

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The cheapest way to get from Jersey City to Albany is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jersey City to Albany is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Jersey City and Albany is 135 miles. The road distance is 151.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Jersey City to Albany, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Albany. However, there are services departing from Jfk Blvd At Duncan Ave and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Albany. However, there are services departing from Journal Square and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Jersey City, NJ, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Jersey City to Albany every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Trailways New York also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Jersey City to Albany every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
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 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
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
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trailwaysny.com

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