There are 5 ways to get from Rochester to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Empire Service / ...

$45 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. 255 / ...

$28 - $70

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. 226.6 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Rochester  •  6 h 19 min

  1. ROC - ALB

$133 - $703

Bus to Buffalo, fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. BUF - ALB

$55 - $361

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Rochester to Albany every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 59 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Rochester to Albany every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $28 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Trailways New York also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$65 - $90
Economy Plus
$95 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rochester and Albany is 319 km. The road distance is 362 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Albany is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Rochester to Albany is to drive which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $22 - $35.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rochester Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Albany, Ny. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

The train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak takes 3 h 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.