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

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

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

$35 - $80

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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

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  3 h 31 min

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

$28 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Albany 149.4 miles

$14 - $22

Fly  •  4 h 8 min

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

$199 - $409

Questions & Answers

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 train which costs $35 - $80 and takes 2 h 30 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 train from New York to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Albany, Ny. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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

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

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

Amtrak operates a train from Manhattan to Albany every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Manhattan to Albany every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Grand Central Terminal to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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