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There are 5 ways to get from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$58 - $105

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Hylan Bl/Buffalo St to Av Of The Americas/W 34 St Sim1c / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer

$19 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Eltingville/Transit Center to W 42 St/8 Av Sim8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY New York

$26 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station 164.7 miles

$16 - $24

Bus, fly  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Hylan Bl/Buffalo St to Trinity Pl/Rector St
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$204 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station. However, there are services departing from Eltingville/Transit Center and arriving at Albany, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Staten Island and Albany–Rensselaer Station is 146 miles. The road distance is 164.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station without a car is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $55 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station, including transfers.

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Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Eltingville/Transit Center station.

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The best way to get from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $55 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $55 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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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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Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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  • Distance: 146 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

What companies run services between Staten Island, NY, USA and Albany–Rensselaer Station, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station via W 42 St/8 Av, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Albany, NY in around 5 h 11 min.

Airlines
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

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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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
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
VIA Rail
Bus operators
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from Eltingville/Transit Center to W 42 St/8 Av
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Hylan Bl/Buffalo St to Av Of The Americas/W 34 St
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Hylan Bl/Buffalo St to Trinity Pl/Rector St
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
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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Yes, the driving distance between Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Staten Island to Albany–Rensselaer Station.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Albany–Rensselaer Station. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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