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

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Train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$98 - $236

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Bus Trailways New York  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from White Plains, NY to Albany, NY Long Island

$29 - $64

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Stamford, Ct to New York, Ny 3469 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$31 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Stamford to Albany 133.9 miles

$13 - $19

Train, fly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford to Grand Central
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$210 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Stamford to Albany is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stamford to Albany is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stamford to Albany. However, there are services departing from Stamford, Ct and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stamford to Albany. However, there are services departing from Stamford Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Stamford and Albany is 112 miles. The road distance is 133.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Stamford to Albany without a car is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs $95 - $240.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Stamford to Albany, including transfers.

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Stamford to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Stamford, Ct station.

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Stamford to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Stamford Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Stamford to Albany is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs $95 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $75 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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  • Distance: 111.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Stamford, CT, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Stamford to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 3 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stamford to Albany via New York, Ny in around 4 h 22 min.

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 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
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
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Stamford to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$12 - $16
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 Stamford, Ct to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
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 White Plains, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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

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Stamford to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stamford to Albany is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Stamford to Albany.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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