There are 10 ways to get from Albany to Rochester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Albany to Rochester VIA Rail / ...

$40 - $130

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$28 - $70

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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

Line 905 bus, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 905 bus from Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station to State St & Washington Ave - Gateway Plaza 763 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Lake Shore Limited / ...

$42 - $112

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Rochester 228.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Albany to Rochester  •  5 h 42 min

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

$132 - $702

Fly Albany to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Buffalo (BUF) ALB - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$60 - $400

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC

$131 - $491

Train to Newark, fly to Rochester  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC

$142 - $539

Train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC

$133 - $378

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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 costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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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 and arriving at Rochester. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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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 4 h 2 min and costs $40 - $130.

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The train from Albany to Rochester takes 4 h 2 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 VIA Rail, depart from Albany station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Rochester is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $40 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 4 h 39 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $700 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 199.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

VIA Rail operates a train from Albany to Rochester every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 2 min. Amtrak also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany to Rochester via Syracuse, Ny in around 4 h 39 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Albany to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Rochester
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
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
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 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 Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
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
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Washington Ave & Hawk St - Capitol/Hawk Station to State St & Washington Ave - Gateway Plaza
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min 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 VIA Rail, arrive at Rochester station.

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

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

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Book your Albany to Rochester bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 42 min and costs $2.

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