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There are 8 ways to get from Toronto to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Syracuse VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Albany, NY

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Bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ithaca, NY OurBus
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Albany, NY OurBus

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Train  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Albany VIA Rail

Drive  •  6h 41m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Albany 385 miles

Fly Toronto to Albany  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Albany (ALB) YYZ - ALB

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Newark, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Newark (EWR) YTZ - EWR
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Fly Toronto to New York La Guardia, train  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to New York La Guardia (LGA) YYZ - LGA
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal, train  •  11h 30m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Montreal (YUL) YTZ - YUL
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Toronto to Albany by train and bus

The journey time between Toronto and Albany is around 28h 50m and covers a distance of around 412 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18h 57m. The fastest journey normally takes 28h 50m. Operated by VIA Rail and Trailways New York, the Toronto to Albany service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Albany, NY. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
9h 53m
Layover time:
18h 57m
Total time:
28h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
28h 50m
Journey distance:
412 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$101
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:20
Last service departs at:
08:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Albany train and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Albany is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Albany is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Albany is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Toronto to Albany is to drive, which costs $60 - $95 and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Albany is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 6h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Albany station. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St via Ithaca, NY and SUNY Collins Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Toronto Union Station station and arriving at Albany. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 55m.

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The distance between Toronto and Albany is 294 miles. The road distance is 385 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Albany without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 53m and costs $120 - $260.

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It takes approximately 10h 53m to get from Toronto to Albany, including transfers.

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Toronto to Albany bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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Toronto to Albany train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Albany is to train which takes 10h 55m and costs $120 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $90 and takes 11h 44m, you could also fly, which costs $240 - $1,000 and takes 8h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Albany.
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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 53m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Albany, NY, USA?

VIA Rail operates a train from Toronto Union Station to Albany once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $240 and the journey takes 10h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Albany via Ithaca, NY, Albany, NY, and SUNY Collins Circle in around 11h 44m.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$45 - $60
Business
$95 - $130
Economy
$70 - $80
EconomyPlus
$110 - $160
Train from Toronto Union Station to Albany
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$65 - $85
Business
$120 - $170
Economy
$95 - $110
EconomyPlus
$170 - $240
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 59m and has one stopover.

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Toronto to Albany bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Toronto to Albany train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Albany station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Albany is 385 miles. It takes approximately 6h 41m to drive from Toronto to Albany.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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