Arlington to Albany Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $51
Fastest Way Flight — 3h 27min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 49 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 314 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, United, Multiple Airlines
$51 · 10h 30min · 58 lb of CO2
Washington to Albany
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$78 · 7h 32min · 85 lb of CO2
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$119 · 3h 27min · 311 lb of CO2
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Arlington to Albany Flights

There are 3 airports — DCA, IAD, BWI — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 1 airports — ALB — to access Albany. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

United, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Arlington to Albany.

The cheapest way by air is via United and flies from Ronald Reagan Washington Natl (DCA) to Albany Intl (ALB). Multiple Airlines flies from Ronald Reagan Washington Natl (DCA) to Albany Intl (ALB) and is the quickest flight to get you from Arlington to Albany.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Albany from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
$42 · 5h 33min · 63 lb of CO2
Arlington to Albany

Drive from Arlington to Albany

It's 314 miles between Arlington to Albany. On a typical day, it might take between 5h 33min and 5h 50min from Arlington to Albany under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 7min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Albany by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $42.

What is the best way to travel from Arlington to Albany?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Albany. The fastest way out of Silver Spring towards Albany is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Albany area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $50. United operates from Arlington to Albany, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Arlington to Albany?

On your trip from Arlington to Albany, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Albany NY?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Albany. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Albany is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Albany buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Arlington is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Arlington VA and Albany during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Arlington to Albany? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Albany traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Albany is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Arlington to Albany?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Albany is by bus. The bus costs $51 roughly and will take 10 hours 19 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Arlington to Albany?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Arlington area and Albany, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 7 hours 43 minutes. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is about 6 miles from Arlington. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

How long does it take from Arlington to Albany by car?

The total distance between Arlington and Albany is 314 miles and will take you about 5 hours 33 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $42.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Albany
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United United from Arlington to Albany
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