There are 5 ways to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$44 - $94

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 53 min

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

$26 - $62

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  4 h 5 min

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

$31 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany 153.6 miles

$15 - $22

Bus, line 7 subway, fly  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to Roosevelt Av/74 St
  2. Take the line 7 subway from 74 St - Broadway to Grand Central - 42 St
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$205 - $418

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The cheapest way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) and Albany is 131 miles. The road distance is 153.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany without a car is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $40 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $40 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $65 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 93+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany.
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  • Distance: 130.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Albany 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
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
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
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to Roosevelt Av/74 St
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info

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