Baltimore to Albany Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $39
Fastest Way Flight — 3h 27min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 41 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 276 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan / Greyhound, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, United, Multiple Airlines
Bus
$39 · 7h 19min · 41 lb of CO2
Baltimore to Albany
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Train
$73 · 6h 56min · 76 lb of CO2
BAL to ALB
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Flight
$119 · 3h 27min · 346 lb of CO2
BWI to ALB
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Baltimore to Albany Flights

There are 2 airports — BWI, DCA — that make sense to fly out of from Baltimore and 1 airports — ALB — to access Albany. The best deals are usually found by flying out of BWI.

United, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Baltimore 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 Baltimore to Albany.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Albany from Baltimore, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$37 · 4h 55min · 56 lb of CO2
Baltimore to Albany

Drive from Baltimore to Albany

It's 276 miles between Baltimore to Albany. On a typical day, it might take between 4h 55min and 5h 10min from Baltimore to Albany under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 5h 25min 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 $37.

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

The are 9 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Baltimore to Albany. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Baltimore towards Albany, as it is the cheapest to Albany. It's common to find tickets for as low as $39. Greyhound operates from Baltimore 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 Baltimore to Albany?

On your trip from Baltimore 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 Baltimore to Albany NY?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Baltimore 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 Baltimore/Albany buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Baltimore 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 Baltimore MD 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore to Albany?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Baltimore to Albany is by bus. The bus costs $39 roughly and will take 7 hours 19 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Baltimore to Albany?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Baltimore area and Albany, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 6 hours 56 minutes. We recommend catching the train at BWI BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak, which is about 9 miles from Baltimore. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

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

The total distance between Baltimore and Albany is 276 miles and will take you about 4 hours 55 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $37.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Baltimore to Albany
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Baltimore to Albany
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Peter Pan / Greyhound Peter Pan / Greyhound from Baltimore to Albany
Useful Links Coverage Website
Information and Customer Care1-800-343-9999
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Flight
jetBlue jetBlue from Baltimore to Albany
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Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Baltimore to Albany
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United United from Baltimore to Albany
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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