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There are 4 ways to get from Albany to Boston by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma 220 / ...

$22 - $55

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Boston 169.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Boston (BOS) ALB - BOS

$184 - $388

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Boston is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Boston is to fly which costs $180 - $390 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Albany and Boston is 140 miles. The road distance is 169.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $22 - $55.

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The bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma takes 3 h 25 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Albany to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany, Ny station.

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Albany to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Boston is to bus which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $22 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $390 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Boston once daily, and the journey takes 4 h 56 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Albany to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston, Ma station.

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Albany to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Boston is 170 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Albany to Boston.

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Cape Air offers flights from Albany Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 792+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2.

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