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

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

Fly to Rochester  •  3 h 30 min

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

$123 - $447

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h

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

$40 - $110

4 alternative options

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 24 min

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

$90 - $365

Train  •  9 h 44 min

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

$65 - $180

Bus Trailways New York  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA South Station to Albany, NY Boston
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY Albany

$55 - $107

Drive  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Rochester 393.9 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Rochester is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $120 - $450.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Boston to Rochester, including transfers.

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

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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 9 h 44 min.

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Boston to Rochester every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 9 h 44 min.

Airlines
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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $180
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Bus from Boston, Ma to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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
Ave. 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
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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