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There are 6 ways to get from Newark to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 45m

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

$38 - $209

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4h 27m

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

$21 - $65

4 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY New York

$24 - $60

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Newark to Albany 147.9 miles

$14 - $21

Fly from Newark  •  3h 54m

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

$182 - $394

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

$253 - $632

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

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

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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 - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Newark station to Albany station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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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 3h 45m and costs $35 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Newark to Albany, including transfers.

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Newark to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Newark to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Albany is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs $35 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $60 and takes 4h 27m, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $400 and takes 3h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Albany.
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  • Distance: 135 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Newark to Albany every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2h 30m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Newark to Albany every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
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
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
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trailwaysny.com
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
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Newark to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Newark to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Albany is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Newark to Albany.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11m and costs $1 - $2.

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