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

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Train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$113 - $283

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$31 - $74

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Bus Trailways New York  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY New York

$37 - $73

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Albany 232.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Philadelphia  •  4 h 10 min

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

$179 - $439

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 9 min

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

$208 - $455

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 11 min

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

$195 - $554

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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 drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Albany. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Albany station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Albany is 202 miles. The road distance is 232.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Albany without a car is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $110 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Philadelphia to Albany, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Albany bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Philadelphia to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Albany is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $110 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $75 and takes 5 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $440 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Albany.
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  • Distance: 201.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Albany via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, Ny in around 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
$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
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
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trailwaysny.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Philadelphia to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Albany is 232 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to drive from Philadelphia to Albany.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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