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

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Fly New York La Guardia to Rochester  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC

$96 - $411

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Bus Megabus  •  8h 27m

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

$33 - $63

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Fly Newark to Rochester  •  3h 32m

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

$108 - $458

Line 7 subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  3h 56m

  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

$102 - $304

Fly Newark to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 13m

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

$115 - $495

Fly New York La Guardia to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 25m

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

$78 - $388

Fly New York JFK to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 37m

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

$84 - $391

Bus Trailways New York  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rochester, NY Ny / ...

$35 - $90

Train  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$60 - $160

Drive  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester 337.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester is to fly which costs $100 - $460 and takes 3h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Rochester, NY. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 38m.

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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 6h 27m and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m 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 - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester is to fly which takes 3h 40m and costs $95 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 6h 27m, you could also train, which costs $60 - $160 and takes 7h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 251.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

Delta flies from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester 4 times a day. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester 5 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 10m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
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 New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
4 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $80
Economy
$80 - $120
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$40 - $65
Standard Fare
$55 - $80
Refundable
$60 - $90
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 New York, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 21m.

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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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Grand Central Terminal to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak Station.

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

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Delta offers flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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