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I lack the ability to drive and need to leave Newburgh, New York and travel to Potsdam, New York on a personal trip. How can I do this more effectively than traveling to New York city port authority( ~20$) and then taking a 10 hour bus to Potsdam, New York(84$)?

By effective, I guess I mean a good combination of price and time.

Please be as detailed as possible, I am a shut in and traveling often confuses me.

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The invaluable Rome2Rio has a bus routing that is still 10+ hours, but does not backtrack to NYC. The first transfer point is Binghamton.

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    R2R Gives the right idea just the wrong schedules. The New York/Pine Hill Trailways can be taken from Binghamton directly to Potsdam but there are only 2 buses that stop in that Village. Plus Coach USA only has 3 buses from Newburgh to Binghamton, so your < 10 hour ride can turn into an overnight nightmare, so use NYC as your connecting point it's a lot easier. – Karlson Dec 23 '15 at 5:15
  • R2R also had a routing using the train, then picking up the last bus. Preferring train to bus, I'd consider that but it is more expensive. – Andrew Lazarus Dec 23 '15 at 5:18
  • Getting there by bus looks so complicated and potentially time consuming that if I were doing this I'd give up, take the train to Albany, and fly up there. – Michael Hampton Dec 23 '15 at 7:26
  • @MichaelHampton I think I'd sign up for driver's ed. – Andrew Lazarus Dec 23 '15 at 19:19
  • I think I'll just go to nyc and then take the greyhound, if its 10 hours either way id rather go the familar route. Thanks – Ro Siv Dec 24 '15 at 22:25

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