Brooklyn to Albany Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $14
Fastest Way Train — 2h 5min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 16 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 139 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Pine Hill Trailways, jetBlue, United, Multiple Airlines, Adirondack Trailways
Bus
$14 · 2h 48min · 16 lb of CO2
New York to Albany
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Train
$34 · 2h 5min · 29 lb of CO2
NYP to ALB
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Flight
$161 · 3h 35min · 446 lb of CO2
JFK to ALB
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Brooklyn to Albany Flights

There are 4 airports — JFK, LGA, EWR, HPN — that make sense to fly out of from Brooklyn and 1 airports — ALB — to access Albany. The best deals are usually found by flying out of JFK.

jetBlue, United operate flights which can help you travel from Brooklyn to Albany.

The cheapest way by air is via jetBlue and flies from La Guardia (LGA) to Albany Intl (ALB). Multiple Airlines flies from La Guardia (LGA) to Albany Intl (ALB) and is the quickest flight to get you from Brooklyn to Albany.
Drive
$19 · 2h 38min · 30 lb of CO2
Brooklyn to Albany

Drive from Brooklyn to Albany

It's 139 miles between Brooklyn to Albany. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 38min and 2h 46min from Brooklyn to Albany under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 54min 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 $18.

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

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Brooklyn to Albany. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of New York towards Albany, as it is the cheapest to Albany. It's common to find tickets for as low as $14. Adirondack Trailways operates from Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn to Albany?

On your trip from Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn to Albany NY?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Brooklyn to Albany is by bus. The bus costs $14 roughly and will take 2 hours 48 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Brooklyn to Albany?

Amtrak costs about $34 between Brooklyn and Albany. In total, the train will take roughly 2 hours 35 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at NYP New York Penn Station, which is 8 miles from Brooklyn. Further, once you arrive at ALB Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak or you will still have 2 miles to Albany.

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

The total distance between Brooklyn and Albany is 139 miles and will take you about 2 hours 38 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $19.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Brooklyn to Albany
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Brooklyn 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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Bus
Pine Hill Trailways
Flight
jetBlue jetBlue from Brooklyn to Albany
Useful Links Website
Flight
United United from Brooklyn 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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Bus
Adirondack Trailways Adirondack Trailways from Brooklyn to Albany
Useful Links Reservations Schedule Coverage Map Website
Customer Care800-858-8555
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