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

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Train  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station Maple Leaf / ...

$45 - $110

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Bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Rochester, Ny 248

$28 - $70

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Drive from Albany to Rochester 228.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Rochester (ROC) ALB - ROC

$132 - $702

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Rochester is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Rochester is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Rochester, Ny. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 57m.

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The distance between Albany and Rochester is 200 miles. The road distance is 228.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs $45 - $110.

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station takes 3h 57m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Albany to Rochester is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $70 and takes 5h 10m, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $700 and takes 5h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 199.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Rochester 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 3h 57m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $70 and the journey takes 5h 10m. Trailways New York also services this route once daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Tampa
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Rochester
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $65
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 38m and has one stopover.

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Albany to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Rochester, Ny station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Rochester is 228 miles. It takes approximately 3h 53m to drive from Albany to Rochester.

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United Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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

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