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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Rochester by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Rochester  •  3h 42m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Rochester (ROC) BOS - ROC

$123 - $454

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Bus  •  10h

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

$40 - $110

3 alternative options

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Buffalo (BUF) BOS - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY

$85 - $361

Train  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Rochester Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Boston to Rochester 393.9 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Rochester is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Rochester is to fly which costs $120 - $460 and takes 3h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Rochester, Ny. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 17m.

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The distance between Boston and Rochester is 339 miles. The road distance is 393.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 10h and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Boston to Rochester, including transfers.

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

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Boston to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Rochester is to fly which takes 3h 42m and costs $120 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 10h, you could also train, which costs and takes 10h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 339 miles
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines fly from Boston to Rochester hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 10h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
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 Boston South Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Boston to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Rochester is 394 miles. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Boston to Rochester.

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Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Rochester Airport.

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Book your Boston to Rochester bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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