There are 6 ways to get from Stony Brook to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Stony Brook to Penn Station Port Jefferson
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$47 - $97

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Bus Trailways New York  •  8 h 32 min

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

$34 - $64

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Train via Huntington  •  5 h 16 min

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

$47 - $98

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Airport Connection - WB to 40th Street - Manhattan Westbound
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$47 - $117

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Stony Brook to Albany 198.2 miles

$19 - $28

Train, fly  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Stony Brook to Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$210 - $429

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No, there is no direct bus from Stony Brook to Albany. However, there are services departing from Stony Brook LIRR and arriving at Albany, NY via Brentwood LIRR and Babylon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stony Brook to Albany. However, there are services departing from Stony Brook and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Stony Brook and Albany is 124 miles. The road distance is 198.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Stony Brook to Albany without a car is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Stony Brook to Albany, including transfers.

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Stony Brook to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Babylon station.

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Stony Brook to Albany train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Stony Brook station.

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The best way to get from Stony Brook to Albany is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 59 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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Stony Brook to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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  • Distance: 124.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

What companies run services between Stony Brook, NY, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Stony Brook to Albany via Penn Station and New York Penn Station in around 4 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stony Brook to Albany via Smith Haven Mall, Expressway Drive North, Airport Connection - WB, 40th Street - Manhattan, Grand Central - 42 St, Times Sq - 42 St, and New York, Ny in around 6 h 59 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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Stony Brook to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Huntington to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
mta.info
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from Airport Connection - WB to 40th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
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 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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stony Brook to Albany is 198 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Stony Brook to Albany.

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JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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