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There are 5 ways to get from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$70 - $124

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$23 - $58

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  4 h 48 min

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

$26 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Albany–Rensselaer Station 147.9 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  4 h 11 min

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

$181 - $408

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey station to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Albany, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Albany–Rensselaer Station is 182 miles. The road distance is 147.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station without a car is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station, including transfers.

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New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $70 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $60 and takes 4 h 48 min, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $410 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station.
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  • Distance: 181.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Albany–Rensselaer Station, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Newark to Albany–Rensselaer Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Newark to Albany–Rensselaer Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
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
VIA Rail
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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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 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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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 Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Albany–Rensselaer Station. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $2.

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