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

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Fly to Rochester  •  3h 9m

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

$88 - $241

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Bus via Ithaca  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Ithaca, NY Boston, MA - Albany, NY - Ithaca, NY
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY

$42 - $77

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Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  4h 43m

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

$73 - $300

Bus  •  10h

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

$45 - $65

Train, bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY Nyc

$57 - $90

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 $85 - $250 and takes 3h 9m.

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

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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 via Ithaca which takes 9h 41m and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Boston to Rochester, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Rochester is to fly which takes 3h 9m and costs $85 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus via Ithaca, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 9h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 18m.

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

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Map of how to get from Boston to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 339 miles
  • Duration: 3h 9m

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

JetBlue Airways and American Airlines fly from Boston to Rochester 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Rochester via Schwartz Performing Arts Center, Ithaca Commons - Seneca St, and Ithaca, NY in around 9h 41m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
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megabus.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
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megabus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Boston South Buses to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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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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American Airlines and JetBlue Airways 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 62+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $11.

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