There are 12 ways to get from Amherst to Rochester by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$70 - $163

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 14 min

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

$51 - $121

10 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$64 - $166

Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$84 - $191

Bus Trailways New York  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Albany, NY
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY Albany

$52 - $104

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Amherst to Rochester 325.1 miles

$30 - $50

Bus to Boston, fly to Rochester  •  6 h 13 min

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

$147 - $512

Bus to Boston, fly to Buffalo, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Buffalo (BUF) BOS - BUF
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$114 - $430

Bus to Albany, fly to Buffalo, bus  •  7 h 53 min

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

$83 - $452

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC

$200 - $674

Train, train to Newark, fly to Rochester  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC

$211 - $722

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC

$201 - $563

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amherst to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amherst to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Amherst and Rochester is 266 miles. The road distance is 325.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to get from Amherst to Rochester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amherst to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Amherst, MA and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Springfield, Ma and Syracuse, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

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What companies run services between Amherst, MA, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Amherst to Rochester via Springfield, MA, Springfield, Ma, and Syracuse, Ny in around 8 h 14 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Amherst to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 7 h 11 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 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 Boston to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Albany to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Springfield Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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 Springfield, Ma to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Northampton to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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