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

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Bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick Downtown to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$26 - $71

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Train  •  4 h 7 min

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

$47 - $96

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from New Brunswick to Albany 169.3 miles

$16 - $24

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from New Brunswick to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$200 - $413

Train, train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Jersey Ave. to Trenton Transit Center
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

$206 - $489

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No, there is no direct bus from New Brunswick to Albany. However, there are services departing from New Brunswick Downtown and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Brunswick to Albany. However, there are services departing from New Brunswick and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between New Brunswick and Albany is 155 miles. The road distance is 169.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New Brunswick to Albany without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from New Brunswick to Albany, including transfers.

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New Brunswick to Albany bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from New Brunswick Downtown station.

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New Brunswick to Albany train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from New Brunswick station.

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The best way to get from New Brunswick to Albany is to bus which takes 3 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 7 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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New Brunswick to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from New Brunswick to Albany.
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  • Distance: 154.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between New Brunswick, NJ, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from New Brunswick to Albany via New York Port Authority and New York, Ny in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from New Brunswick to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 4 h 7 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Jersey Ave. to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 1-800-872-7245
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
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
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megabus.com
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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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New Brunswick to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Brunswick to Albany is 169 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from New Brunswick to Albany.

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JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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