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

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Fly to Rochester  •  3 h 30 min

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

$123 - $461

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Bus  •  10 h

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

$40 - $110

4 alternative options

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 26 min

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

$90 - $379

Train  •  9 h 39 min

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

$65 - $180

Bus Trailways New York  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY Albany

$60 - $110

Drive  •  6 h 43 min

  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 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Rochester is to fly which costs $120 - $470 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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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 station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 39 min.

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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 train which takes 9 h 39 min and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min 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 3 h 30 min and costs $120 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 9 h 39 min, you could also bus, which costs $60 - $110 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 23 min.

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

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  • Distance: 339 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest 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 39 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 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

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 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 Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
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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