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

Train Amtrak  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Empire Service / ...

$70 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Nyc

$27 - $97

3 alternative options

Train VIA Rail  •  4 h 10 min

  1. VIA Rail

$33 - $107

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. 147.9 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  4 h 28 min

  1. EWR - ALB

$181 - $408

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. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Newark to Albany–Rensselaer Station hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 4 hours.

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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 New Jersey and Albany–Rensselaer Station is 291 km. The road distance is 237 km.

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.

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

No, there is no direct train from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Albany, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from New Jersey to Albany–Rensselaer Station, including transfers.