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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 50 min

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

$20 - $50

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Train  •  3 h 32 min

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

$43 - $88

Bus Trailways New York  •  3 h 53 min

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

$28 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Albany 149.4 miles

$14 - $22

Fly  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$199 - $409

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Albany is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Albany is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Albany, Ny. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Albany is 130 miles. The road distance is 149.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Albany without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $20 - $50.

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The bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Manhattan to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Albany is to bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $20 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 3 h 32 min, you could also fly, which costs $190 - $410 and takes 4 h 6 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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Manhattan to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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  • Distance: 130.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Manhattan to Albany every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Manhattan to Albany every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily.

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
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 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
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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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
Trailways New York

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Albany is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Manhattan to Albany.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Newark Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs $17.

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