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There are 5 ways to get from Long Island to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$45 - $90

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Bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Babylon to Albany, NY Long Island

$40 - $65

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Bus via New York  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St North Bound: Ronkonkoma-Cornell / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY Nyc

$54 - $93

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Centereach to Albany 190.9 miles

$18 - $27

Train, fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$174 - $501

Long Island to Albany by bus and train

The journey time between Long Island and Albany is around 5h 42m and covers a distance of around 197 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 29m. Operated by Suffolk County Transit, MTA and Amtrak, the Long Island to Albany service departs from Hawkins Ave/Williams Blvd and arrives in Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. Typically 51 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 42m
Fastest journey time:
4h 29m
Services per week:
51
Cheapest price:
$45
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:16
Last service departs at:
19:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Long Island to Albany bus and train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Long Island to Albany is to drive, which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Long Island to Albany is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Albany. However, there are services departing from Hawkins Ave/Williams Blvd and arriving at Albany, NY via Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave, New York, NY - 5th Ave & 46th St and New York, NY - Midtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 25m.

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The distance between Long Island and Albany is 133 miles. The road distance is 190.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Albany without a car is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs $45 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Long Island to Albany, including transfers.

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Long Island to Albany bus services, operated by North Fork Express, depart from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave station.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Albany is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs $45 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $50 - $95 and takes 6h 25m.

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

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Long Island to Albany bus services, operated by Fox Bus, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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  • Distance: 132.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Long Island, Suffolk County, NY, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Centereach to Albany via Ronkonkoma LIRR, Ronkonkoma, New York Penn Station, and New York Moynihan Train Hall in around 5h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Centereach to Albany via Ronkonkoma LIRR, Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave, NYC 3 Av & 42 St, New York, NY - 5th Ave & 46th St, New York, NY - 34th St. & 6th Ave., and New York, NY - Midtown in around 6h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bus operators
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
Book at
northforkexpress.com
Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$35 - $50
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Babylon to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Albany is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Long Island to Albany.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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