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There are 9 ways to get from Amherst to Rochester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 56 min

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

$64 - $166

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Rochester, Ny 248

$44 - $106

7 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  11 h 46 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 48 min

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

$146 - $502

Bus to Boston, fly to Buffalo, bus  •  8 h 18 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, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY

$108 - $409

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

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

$204 - $563

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station 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 2 min

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

$211 - $722

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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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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 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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The best way to get from Amherst to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 8 h 56 min and costs $60 - $170.

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It takes approximately 8 h 56 min to get from Amherst to Rochester, including transfers.

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Amherst to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Springfield, Ma station.

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The best way to get from Amherst to Rochester is to train which takes 8 h 56 min and costs $60 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 36 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Amherst to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 265.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 56 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Amherst to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 7 h 11 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Amherst to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
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 Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 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 New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Haven Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $190
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 Springfield, Ma to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
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
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Amherst to Rochester is 325 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to drive from Amherst to Rochester.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Boston 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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