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

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Train  •  5 h 48 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 Empire Service / ...

$167 - $418

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal 2428 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$39 - $114

6 alternative options

Bus Eastern Bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. Northbound
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY Nyc

$47 - $67

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Albany 366.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Reagan Washington to Albany  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Albany (ALB) DCA - ALB

$105 - $265

Train to Baltimore, fly to Albany  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB

$168 - $482

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Albany  •  5 h

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB) IAD - ALB

$151 - $272

Fly Reagan Washington to Hartford, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Hartford (BDL) DCA - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny

$107 - $312

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington station to Albany. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC - Union Station and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Albany. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Washington and Albany is 313 miles. The road distance is 366.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Albany without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Washington to Albany, including transfers.

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Washington to Albany bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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Washington to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Albany is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 12 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 31 min.

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Washington to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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  • Distance: 313 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Washington to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Albany via NY Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, Ny in around 7 h 12 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
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
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
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
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.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
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
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
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
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Washington to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Albany is 366 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to drive from Washington to Albany.

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United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington 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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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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