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

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Train  •  4 h 5 min

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

$47 - $96

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 31 min

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

$28 - $60

5 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from JKF Terminal 4 to New York Westbound New York / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY NYC - Albany

$34 - $87

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

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

$16 - $24

Fly New York JFK to Syracuse, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Syracuse (SYR) JFK - SYR
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak

$115 - $386

Fly New York JFK to Worcester, bus  •  6 h 19 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

Train, train to Newark, fly to Albany  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  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

$207 - $423

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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.

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The quickest 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.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Albany–Rensselaer Station is 139 miles. The road distance is 164.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from JKF Terminal 4 and arriving at Albany, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The nearest airport to Albany–Rensselaer Station is Albany (ALB) Airport which is 8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Hartford (BDL) (73.5 miles), Newburgh (SWF) (81.6 miles), White Plains (HPN) (109.2 miles) and Manchester (MHT) (119.1 miles).

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station.
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  • Distance: 138.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak
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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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Albany
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 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
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 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
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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
Trans-bridge Lines
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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