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Visiting the Church – How to Get Here

First Lutheran Church is located at 181 Western Avenue, Albany, New York, although our mailing address is 646 State Street, Albany, New York 12206.

First Lutheran is an easy walk from many downtown Albany neighborhoods, including Centre Square, Hudson Park, Park South, Washington Park, Mansion, Washington Square, West Hill, and Pine Hills.

Bus Information

The church is conveniently located midway between bus stops at Western and Lake Avenues, and Western and Quail Street.

The Number 10 (Western Avenue) bus passes right in front of the church. The Number 3 (Quail Belt) bus stops at the corner of Quail and Western. For information on bus schedules, visit the CDTA website.


Ample parking is available in two separate lots which are located on either side of the church. These lots can be reached from Western Avenue, or from Cortland Place or State Street.