There are 5 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$47 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK Airport to Penn Station JFK - Manhattan
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer

$28 - $44

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK Airport to Penn Station JFK - Manhattan
  2. Take the train from New York to Albany VIA Rail

$48 - $118

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

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

$16 - $24

Fly  •  5 h 15 min

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

$214 - $424

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station 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–Rensselaer Station via Penn Station and New York, NY in around 5 h 19 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station?

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Albany–Rensselaer Station is 222 km. The road distance is 263 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station?

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station?

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which takes 2 h 55 min and costs $16 - $24.

Is there a direct train between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Albany–Rensselaer Station?

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station. 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.

Is there a direct bus between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Albany–Rensselaer Station?

No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from JFK Airport and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

How long does it take to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station?

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