There are 10 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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Line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 74 St - Broadway
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC

$96 - $411

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY

$33 - $63

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Fly Newark to Rochester  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC

$108 - $458

Line 7 subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Woodside - 61 St
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC

$100 - $302

Fly New York La Guardia to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Buffalo (BUF) LGA - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$83 - $399

Fly Newark to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 27 min

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

$120 - $506

Fly New York JFK to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$87 - $400

Bus Trailways New York  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY 252 / ...

$35 - $90

Train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from New York to Rochester VIA Rail / ...

$55 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester 337.8 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Rochester, NY. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York and arriving at Rochester. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Rochester is 251 miles. The road distance is 337.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester, including transfers.

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Grand Central Terminal to Rochester bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Rochester train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from New York station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 21 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Grand Central Terminal to Rochester bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Rochester, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 251.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

United Airlines flies from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester 5 times a day. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 20 minutes.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $190
Business Plus/Sleeper
$230 - $330
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 New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
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.

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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 New York, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Grand Central Terminal to Rochester train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Rochester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to Rochester is 338 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester.

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Air Canada and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Newark Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs .

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