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There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly New York JFK to Rochester  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC

$91 - $289

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Night bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Rochester, Ny 270

$43 - $98

5 alternative options

Fly New York JFK to Buffalo, bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY

$74 - $375

Fly New York La Guardia to Rochester  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC

$108 - $418

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY

$59 - $86

Train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$69 - $171

Drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester 358.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester is to fly which costs $90 - $290 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Rochester Amtrak via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rochester is 264 miles. The road distance is 358.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $55 - $90.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester is to fly which takes 1 h 56 min and costs $90 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $90 and takes 8 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 264 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

JetBlue Airways and Delta fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $80
Economy
$80 - $120
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from New York, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester is 359 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester.

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JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York La Guardia Airport is to shuttle which takes 34 min and costs $17.

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