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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Empire Service / ...

$47 - $96

Cheapest option

Subway, bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. A
  2. Nyc

$24 - $88

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. 4008 / ...

$29 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. 164.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly New York JFK to Worcester, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. JFK - ORH

$105 - $482

Fly Newark to Albany  •  4 h 47 min

  1. EWR - ALB

$214 - $424

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany via New York and New York, Ny in around 4 h 7 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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Train operators
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Bus from Worcester, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
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 York JFK Airport (JFK) and Albany is 223 km. The road distance is 263 km.

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany is to drive which takes 2 h 54 min and costs $16 - $24.

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany. However, there are services departing from JKF Terminal 4 and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany, including transfers.