Brooklyn to Albany

Buses, Trains, Flights, Drive

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$14 | 2h 48min Train$42 | 2h 5min Bus16 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$14
    2h 48min · 16 lb of CO2
  2. Train$34
    2h 35min · 29 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$161
    4h 58min · 446 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$19
    2h 38min · 30 lb of CO2

Brooklyn to Albany Buses

bus tickets from New York to Albany

$14 · 2h 48min

Bus to Albany

Adirondack TrailwaysAdirondack Trailways New York to Albany
Bus Tickets
About $14
Travel Duration
3h 0min
Pine Hill Trailways
Bus Tickets
About $41
Travel Duration
4h 5min
GreyhoundGreyhound New York to Albany
Bus Tickets
About $14
Travel Duration
2h 48min

bus tickets from New York to Rensselaer

$34 · 4h 8min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $34
Travel Duration
4h 8min

bus tickets from New York to Glenmont

$34 · 5h 0min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $34
Travel Duration
5h 0min

bus tickets from New York to Troy

$35 · 4h 19min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $35
Travel Duration
4h 19min

Brooklyn to Albany Trains

train tickets from New York City to Rensselaer

$34 · 2h 35min
AmtrakAmtrak NYP train to ALB
Train Tickets
About $34
Travel Duration
2h 35min

train tickets from Newark to Rensselaer

$45 · 3h 15min
AmtrakAmtrak EWR train to ALB
Train Tickets
About $45
Travel Duration
3h 15min

train tickets from Yonkers to Rensselaer

$42 · 2h 5min
AmtrakAmtrak YNY train to ALB
Train Tickets
About $42
Travel Duration
2h 5min

Brooklyn to Albany Flights

bus tickets from JFK to ALB

$166 · 4h 58min

Flight to ALB

jetBluejetBlue JFK to ALB
Oneway
About $166
Travel Duration
6h 16min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $271
Travel Duration
4h 58min

bus tickets from LGA to ALB

$161 · 3h 35min

Flight to ALB

jetBluejetBlue LGA to ALB
Oneway
About $161
Travel Duration
6h 16min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $252
Travel Duration
3h 35min

bus tickets from EWR to ALB

$171 · 5h 43min

Flight to ALB

jetBluejetBlue EWR to ALB
Oneway
About $171
Travel Duration
7h 30min
UnitedUnited EWR to ALB
Oneway
About $194
Travel Duration
10h 58min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $258
Travel Duration
5h 43min

bus tickets from HPN to ALB

$387 · 6h 57min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $387
Travel Duration
6h 57min

Drive from Brooklyn to Albany

Driving from Brooklyn to Albany

$19 · 2h 38min

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.

Our recommendation to Albany

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Brooklyn to Albany?

For short-haul trips, it's 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.

Brooklyn to Albany NY - take the train or bus?

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.

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

Greyhound from Brooklyn to Albany
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Brooklyn to Albany
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Pine Hill Trailways
Bus company
17 routes
jetBlue from Brooklyn to Albany
jetBlue
Airline
440 routes
United from Brooklyn to Albany
United
Airline
2002 routes
Adirondack Trailways from Brooklyn to Albany
Adirondack Trailways
Bus company
92 routes