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There are 7 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB) IAD - ALB

$144 - $256

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Bus Eastern Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. Washington DC-NYC
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY New York

$54 - $78

5 alternative options

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Albany (ALB) DCA - ALB

$112 - $272

Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  7 h 45 min

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

$165 - $434

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  8 h 35 min

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

$124 - $292

Bus Vamoose Bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$62 - $108

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany 391.4 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is to fly which costs $140 - $260 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Albany, Ny via Arlington, VA and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 37 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Albany is 322 miles. The road distance is 391.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany without a car is to train which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $160 - $440.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany bus services, operated by Vamoose Bus, depart from Arlington, VA station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $140 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $440 and takes 7 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 27 min.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany.
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  • Distance: 322.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Albany, NY, USA?

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Cape Air fly from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany via Wiehle-Reston East Station, WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station, FARRAGUT WEST station, FARRAGUT NORTH station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, and New York Penn Station in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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 New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
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
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Vamoose Bus
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is 391 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany.

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

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There are 93+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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