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

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Line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester  •  3h 44m

  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

$136 - $211

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Bus via New York, NY  •  8h 27m

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

$29 - $58

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Line 7 subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  3h 51m

  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

$156 - $229

Train to Newark, fly to Rochester  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC

$167 - $622

Fly New York La Guardia to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 24m

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

$96 - $400

Fly New York JFK to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 29m

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

$106 - $408

Fly Newark to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 31m

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

$102 - $421

Bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street Ny / ...

$30 - $60

Train, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from New York to Syracuse VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY Ny

$90 - $154

Drive  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Rochester 337.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) 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 (Station) to Rochester is to line 7 subway and fly which costs $130 - $220 and takes 3h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal and arriving at Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal (Station) 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 (Station) to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 6h 26m and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Rochester, including transfers.

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 18m.

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street station.

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

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  • Distance: 251.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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

Greyhound Canada operates a bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 6h 10m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 74 St - Broadway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Woodside - 61 St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $7
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$65 - $95
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
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
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Book at
megabus.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
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$30 - $45
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Standard Fare
$51 - $57
Refundable
$61 - $65
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$35 - $50
Online Fare
$11 - $16
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $25
Standard Fare
$21 - $25
Refundable
$29 - $31
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
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 New York, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport.

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