There are 4 ways to get from Newark to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 17 min

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

$84 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 31 min

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

$21 - $65

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Albany 147.9 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  3 h 47 min

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

$182 - $394

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Albany is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Albany is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark station to Albany. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newark station to Albany. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Newark and Albany is 135 miles. The road distance is 147.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Albany without a car is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $80 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Newark to Albany, including transfers.

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Newark to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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  • Distance: 135 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Newark 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 Newark to Albany every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Trailways New York also services this route hourly.

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

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