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

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

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

$53 - $103

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Bus  •  8 h 33 min

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

$36 - $66

3 alternative options

Bus via New York, NY  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Airport Connection - WB to 40th Street - Manhattan Westbound
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY Nyc

$50 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Centereach to Albany–Rensselaer Station 196.1 miles

$19 - $28

Train, fly  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$210 - $429

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The cheapest way to get from Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from Smith Lane and arriving at East St & Herrick St via Patchogue LIRR, Babylon and Albany Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 33 min.

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The distance between Long Island and Albany–Rensselaer Station is 132 miles. The road distance is 196.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station without a car is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station, including transfers.

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Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Babylon station.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs $50 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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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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Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station.
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  • Distance: 131.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Long Island, NY, USA and Albany–Rensselaer Station, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Centereach to Albany–Rensselaer Station via Ronkonkoma LIRR, Ronkonkoma, Penn Station, and New York Penn Station in around 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Centereach to Albany–Rensselaer Station via Expressway Drive North, Airport Connection - WB, 40th Street - Manhattan, Grand Central - 42 St, Times Sq - 42 St, New York, NY, and Albany, NY in around 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
LIRR
Train from Central Islip to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
LIRR
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 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
VIA Rail
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from Airport Connection - WB to 40th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Babylon to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Long Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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