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There are 6 ways to get from Athens 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.

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Bus, train via Cleveland, Oh  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Athens, OH - Ohio U. to Columbus, OH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station

$75 - $171

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Bus  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Athens, OH - Ohio U. to Columbus, OH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 255 / ...

$66 - $170

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Bus, train  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Athens, OH - Ohio U. to Columbus, OH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Cleveland, OH
  3. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station

$77 - $189

Drive  •  7h 57m

  1. Drive from Athens to Rochester 462.4 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Columbus, fly  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Athens, OH - Ohio U. to Columbus, OH - Airport
  2. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Rochester (ROC) CMH - ROC

$198 - $421

Drive to Ashland, fly  •  8h 23m

  1. Drive from Athens to Ashland
  2. Fly from Ashland (HTS) to Rochester (ROC) HTS - ROC

$110 - $504

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Rochester is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Rochester is to bus and fly which costs $190 - $430 and takes 7h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Athens, OH - Ohio U. and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Columbus, OH and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 18m.

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The distance between Athens and Rochester is 354 miles. The road distance is 462.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Athens to Rochester without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 44m and costs $75 - $180.

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It takes approximately 10h 44m to get from Athens to Rochester, including transfers.

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Athens to Rochester bus services, operated by Lakefront Lines, depart from Athens, OH - Ohio U. station.

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 32m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Rochester is 462 miles. It takes approximately 7h 57m to drive from Athens to Rochester.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 354.3 miles
  • Duration: 10h 44m

What companies run services between Athens, OH, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Athens to Rochester via Columbus, OH, Buffalo, NY, and Buffalo, Ny in around 12h 18m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Ashland to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Ashland to Rochester via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Ashland to Rochester via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Ashland to Rochester via Charlotte, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Ashland to Rochester via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Ashland to Rochester via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Lakefront Lines
Website
webstore.lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Athens, OH - Ohio U. to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Athens, OH - Ohio U. to Columbus, OH - Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com
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 Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $50
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Cleveland, OH
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Book at
baronsbus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$35 - $50
Online Fare
$11 - $15
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $24
Standard Fare
$21 - $24
Refundable
$29 - $31
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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

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