2017 Transportation options for you and your bike

Shuttle Bus

Albany to Buffalo Saturday, July 8

A shuttle is available from Albany to Buffalo on Saturday, July 8 for you and your bike for an additional fee of $90 ($100 after June 9). The shuttle will depart from Albany around 10:00 a.m. with a stop for lunch and an approximate arrival time of 4:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Tent City. If you choose this option, you can park your car in Albany (long-term parking available—see Frequently Asked Questions), take the shuttle to Buffalo, and bicycle back to Albany. Spots on the shuttle are limited, so sign up early.

Return Shuttle BUS from Albany to Buffalo Sunday, July 16

A return shuttle at the end of the ride is available from Albany to Buffalo on Sunday, July 16 for you and your bike for an additional fee of $90 ($100 after June 9). The shuttle will depart from the finish line at 2:00 p.m. with a stop for dinner and an approximate arrival time of 8:00 p.m. at the Nichols School in Buffalo. If you choose this option, you can park your car in Buffalo (long-term parking available—see Frequently Asked Questions), bicycle to Albany, and take the shuttle back to Buffalo.

Spots on the shuttle BUS are limited, so please sign up early.

Car Rental

In order to rent a car in New York State, drivers must usually be 25+ years of age, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record; only major credit cards are accepted for payment

PICK UP IN ALBANY

DROP OFF IN BUFFALO

National
800-227-7368
850 Albany Shaker Road
518-785-3246
8.5 miles from end of tour
Buffalo Airport
716-634-9220
7.6 miles from beginning of tour
Avis
800-230-4898
1770 Central Avenue
518-785-3081
9.7 miles from end of tour
Buffalo Airport
716-632-1808
7.6 miles from beginning of tour
Avis
800-230-4898
Hilton Albany Hotel
State & Lodge Streets
518-785-3081
.6 miles from end of tour
CLOSED SUNDAYS
4195 Genesee Street
716-632-4774
8 miles from beginning of tour
Budget
800-527-0700
Albany Airport
518-783-7771
7.7 miles from end of tour
161 Elmwood Avenue
716-882-5452
3.4 miles from beginning of tour

Rail Travel

AMTRAK (800-872-7245)

Only certain trains allow a boxed bike and there usually is an additional fee based on weight.

Albany AMTRAK East Street, Rensselaer About a 10-minute taxi ride
(approx. 2.3 miles) from the
end of the bike tour.

Buffalo AMTRAK Exchange Street No baggage service.
Specify Exchange Street when
you purchase your ticket.
About a 15-minute taxi ride
(approx. 6 miles) to the start of
the bike tour.

Buffalo AMTRAK Depew Station
55 Dick Road, Cheektowaga
Baggage service available.
About a 30-minute taxi ride
(approx. 10 miles) to the start
of the bike tour.

Bus Travel

Greyhound (800-231-2222)

You can bring a boxed bike on the bus along with one other "under the bus" piece and one carry-on.

Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal 34 Hamilton Street About 1/2 mile from end
of bike tour.
Buffalo NFTA bus terminal 181 Ellicott StreetAbout a 10-minute taxi ride
(approx. 5.3 miles) from the
start of the ride.

Air Travel

There are a variety of low-cost airlines that fly into and out of both Albany and Buffalo airports. Check out their websites to get a list of the carriers.

Albany International Airport is located about 10 miles from downtown Albany.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is 15 miles from downtown Buffalo.

We hope that you join us for Cycle the Erie Canal. See you in July!!