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  •  2h 58m

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

$146 - $258

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Bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the bus from L'Enfant Plaza Station to Manhattan, NY Alexandria-Manhattan
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer Nyc

$44 - $70

5 alternative options

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  4h 43m

  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

$114 - $274

Train  •  7h 30m

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

$86 - $298

Train via Landover  •  8h 38m

  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 / ...

$84 - $226

Bus via Washington  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny 2906 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$62 - $90

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany 388 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 47m.

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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 2h 58m.

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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-Rensselaer via L'Enfant Plaza Station and New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 46m.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Albany is 322 miles. The road distance is 388 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 7h 30m and costs $85 - $300.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m 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 Go Buses, depart from L'Enfant Plaza Station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is to fly which takes 2h 58m and costs $140 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $300 and takes 7h 30m, you could also bus, which costs $40 - $70 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 28m.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer 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: 2h 58m

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

United Airlines flies from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany via N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C, ROSSLYN station, FARRAGUT WEST station, FARRAGUT NORTH station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, and New York Penn Station in around 7h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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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
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$95 - $180
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
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
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
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from L'Enfant Plaza Station to Manhattan, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
gobuses.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Book at
megabus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is 388 miles. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Albany Airport.

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