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There are 5 ways to get from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

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

$38 - $83

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 52 min

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

$23 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY Nyc

$26 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station 151.4 miles

$14 - $22

Train, fly  •  4 h 41 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–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from Journal Square Transportation Center and arriving at Albany, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station. 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 55 min.

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The distance between Jersey City and Albany–Rensselaer Station is 134 miles. The road distance is 151.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station, including transfers.

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Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $50 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
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
$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
$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
Trailways New York
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 New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to drive from Jersey City to Albany–Rensselaer Station.

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JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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

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