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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, line 1 bus  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB) IAD - ALB
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St

$72 - $340

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Bus  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Arlington to Chinatown NYC FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Albany, NY Nyc

$40 - $46

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Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  4h 52m

  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

$78 - $154

Train  •  7h 41m

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

$86 - $226

Train via Landover  •  8h 48m

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

$86 - $228

Bus via New York  •  9h 36m

  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-Rensselaer Nyc

$46 - $86

Drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany 386.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is to bus which costs $40 - $50 and takes 11h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is to fly and line 1 bus which costs $70 - $340 and takes 2h 56m.

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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 Arlington, VA and New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 36m.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Albany is 322 miles. The road distance is 386.8 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 41m and costs $85 - $230.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m 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 train which takes 7h 41m and costs $85 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $45 - $90 and takes 9h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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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 56m

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

You can take a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany via N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C, ROSSLYN station, METRO CENTER station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, and New York Moynihan Train Hall in around 7h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany via N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C, Arlington, VA, Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street, and New York, NY in around 9h 36m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
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 Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$95 - $180
Bus operators
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Northway Mall to Capitol/Hawk Station - Washington Ave & Hawk St
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org
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
Vamoose Bus
Phone
+1 212-695-6766
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com
Economy
$30
Premium
$75
Tripper Bus
Website
tripperbus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
tripperbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Regular
$27
Elite
$50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Book at
megabus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Arlington to Chinatown NYC
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Albany is 387 miles. It takes approximately 6h 46m 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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