There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$118 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny 3200 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$21 - $85

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Albany 232.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Philadelphia to Albany  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

$179 - $439

Train to Baltimore, fly to Albany  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB

$195 - $554

Train to Newark, fly to Albany  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$208 - $455

Fly Philadelphia to Hartford, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Hartford (BDL) PHL - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny

$191 - $536

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Albany is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Albany is to fly which takes 4 h and costs $170 - $440.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Albany is 322 km. The road distance is 372 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Philadelphia to Albany, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Albany. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia to Albany. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Albany via New York, Ny in around 4 h 56 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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 Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Market St & 6th St to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
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