Travel from Manhattan to Albany-NY-USA

Train, bus or fly from Manhattan to Albany?

Megabus operates a bus from Manhattan to Albany every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $26 and the journey takes 2 hours 45 minutes. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Manhattan to Albany every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2 hours 30 minutes. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours.

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How to get from Manhattan to Albany

ModeDurationPrice
From New York, NY bus to Albany-Rensselaer.2 h 45 min$15
From 86 St subway to New York Penn Station then train to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak.3 h 11 min$62
From Manhattan drive to Albany.2 h 37 min$17
From 86 St subway to Port Authority Bus Terminal, West 41st Street, Long Island City, New York City, New York, 10036, United States of America, bus to Newark airport, fly to Albany airport, then line 737 bus to Albany.4 h 41 min$250

How long does it take to get from Manhattan to Albany?

The bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer takes 2 hours 45 minutes including transfers and departs every four hours.

Is there a direct bus between Manhattan and Albany?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.

Operators from Manhattan to Albany

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
New York City Transit (MTA)New York City Transit (MTA)
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Coach USA201-225-7500Coach USA
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)Capital District Transportation (CDTA)