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There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan to Albany by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

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Bus  •  2h 40m

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

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Night bus  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 292 / ...

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Albany 145.4 miles

Train to Newark, fly, line 905 bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  3. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly, line 905 bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Albany (ALB) LGA - ALB
  3. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St

Manhattan to Albany by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and Albany is around 2h 30m and covers a distance of around 142 miles. Operated by Amtrak, the Manhattan to Albany train service departs from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arrives in Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. Typically 93 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

93 Weekly Trains
2h 30m Average Duration
$30 Cheapest Price
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Manhattan → Albany
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Albany is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Albany is to train which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Albany, NY. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Albany is 130 miles. The road distance is 145.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Albany without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs $30 - $45.

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The train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Manhattan to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Albany is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $55 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Albany.
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  • Distance: 130.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY 3 times a day. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 2h 40m. Trailways also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
Subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
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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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
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.com
Night bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Senior/Disabled
$1
Base fare
$2

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Manhattan to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Manhattan to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Albany is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Manhattan to Albany.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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