There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany by bus, train, subway, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

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

$27 - $59

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Train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$47 - $94

Subway, bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY Nyc

$31 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany 164.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly New York JFK to Worcester, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH
  2. Take the bus from Worcester, Ma to Albany, Ny

$105 - $482

Fly New York JFK to Burlington, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Burlington (BTV) JFK - BTV
  2. Take the bus from Burlington International Airport to Greyhound \ Trailways Terminal

$116 - $400

AirTrain, train, train to Newark, fly to Albany  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  4. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$205 - $421

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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.

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

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Albany is 140 miles. The road distance is 164.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $26 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $26 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany.
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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
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
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
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
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
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Vermont Translines
Phone
+1 844- 888-7267
Email
info@vttranslines.com
Website
vttranslines.com
Bus from Burlington International Airport to Greyhound \ Trailways Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vttranslines.com
Book at
vttranslines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany.

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JetBlue Airways offers flights from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport.

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