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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 50 min

  1. 4008 / ...

$20 - $50

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Empire Service / ...

$43 - $88

Bus Trailways New York  •  3 h 38 min

$21 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. 149.4 miles

$14 - $22

Fly  •  4 h 40 min

  1. EWR - ALB

$197 - $412

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Manhattan to Albany every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Manhattan to Albany hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manhattan and Albany is 209 km. The road distance is 239 km.

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

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

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.

The bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.