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There are 3 ways to get from Buffalo to Rochester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Maple Leaf / ...

$26 - $55

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 255 / ...

$9 - $60

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Rochester 74.5 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Rochester is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Rochester is to train which costs $26 - $55 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buffalo, Ny and arriving at Rochester, Ny. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak and arriving at Rochester Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Rochester is 67 miles. The road distance is 74.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $26 - $55.

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The train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Buffalo to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Buffalo, Ny station.

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Buffalo to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Rochester is to train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $26 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $9 - $60 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 66.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Buffalo to Rochester 3 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Buffalo to Rochester every 3 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Three other operators also service this route.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
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, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $60
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trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40

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

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Buffalo to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Rochester is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Buffalo to Rochester.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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