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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$167 - $418

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 16 min

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

$39 - $114

6 alternative options

Bus Eastern Shuttle  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station Northbound
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY Nyc

$50 - $102

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Albany 366.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Reagan Washington to Albany  •  4 h 5 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 Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB

$168 - $482

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Albany  •  4 h 52 min

  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

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Albany is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Albany is to fly which costs $100 - $270 and takes 4 h 5 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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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Washington to Albany, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Albany. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Albany, Ny via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 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 Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 23 min.

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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 6 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Albany via New York, Ny in around 7 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
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 Washington Dulles to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
Greyhound USA
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 Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Eastern Shuttle
Phone
202-750-9078
Website
easternshuttle.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easternshuttle.com
Hola Bus
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Website
holabus.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 2 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
holabus.com
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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