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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  •  3 h 58 min

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

$49 - $96

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer

$25 - $37

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 21 min

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

$30 - $60

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  •  6 h 9 min

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

$113 - $383

Fly New York JFK to Worcester, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH
  2. Take the train from Worcester Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

$121 - $522

AirTrain, train, train to Newark, fly to Albany  •  5 h 30 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

$206 - $434

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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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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station station. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 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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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station 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–Rensselaer Station is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $45 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station 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–Rensselaer Station.
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  • Distance: 138.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 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. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $26 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
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 to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Worcester Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Train from Syracuse to Albany
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Albany–Rensselaer Station.

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JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Syracuse Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Albany–Rensselaer Station. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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