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

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Air Canada fly from Boston to Rochester 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Rochester via Albany, NY in around 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Avg. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Avg. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Avg. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York JFK
Avg. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Avg. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Avg. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Avg. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Newark
Avg. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Toronto
Avg. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Avg. Duration
10 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany–Rensselaer, NY to Rochester, NY
Avg. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$65 - $95
Economy Plus
$100 - $140
Business
$95 - $140
Business Plus/Sleeper
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA South Station to Albany, NY
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Boston to Rochester?

The distance between Boston and Rochester is 542 km. The road distance is 630 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to Rochester?

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Rochester is to drive which costs $45 and takes 6 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Boston to Rochester?

The quickest way to get from Boston to Rochester is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $220.

Is there a direct train between Boston and Rochester?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station Amtrak and arriving at Rochester Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

Is there a direct bus between Boston and Rochester?

No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA South Station and arriving at Rochester, NY via Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Boston to Rochester?

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Boston to Rochester, including transfers.