There are 6 ways to get from Albany to Rochester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$45 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$28 - $70

4 alternative options

Bus via Syracuse, Ny  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Rochester, Ny 248 / ...

$35 - $82

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Rochester 228.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Albany  •  6 h 2 min

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

$132 - $702

Bus to Boston, fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Rochester (ROC) BOS - ROC

$146 - $513

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

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

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The distance between Albany and Rochester is 319 km. The road distance is 365 km.

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak takes 3 h 54 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Rochester Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Rochester every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 54 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany to Rochester via Syracuse, Ny in around 4 h 39 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Albany, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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