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There are 4 ways to get from Lancaster to Rochester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 4m

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Rochester Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$27 - $37

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Bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY

$13 - $23

2 alternative options

Line 6 bus, bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Galleria Drway & Green Parking Entrance to Washington St & Eagle St 6
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 255 / ...

$18 - $64

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from Lancaster to Rochester 66.6 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster to Rochester is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster to Rochester is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lancaster to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Central Ave & Broadway and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Galleria Drway & Green Parking Entrance and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 30m.

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The distance between Lancaster and Rochester is 56 miles. The road distance is 66.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 2h 4m and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2h 4m to get from Lancaster to Rochester, including transfers.

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Lancaster to Rochester bus services, operated by NFTA, depart from Galleria Drway & Green Parking Entrance station.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Rochester is to train which takes 2h 4m and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can line 6 bus and bus, which costs $18 - $65 and takes 3h 30m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster to Rochester is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Lancaster to Rochester.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 56.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 4m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Lancaster to Rochester twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 55m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lancaster to Rochester via Galleria Drway & Green Parking Entrance, Washington St & Eagle St, and Buffalo, Ny in around 3h 30m.

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 Buffalo Depew Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$17 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Galleria Drway & Green Parking Entrance to Washington St & Eagle St
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.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 Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $50
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$35 - $50
Online Fare
$11 - $15
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $24
Standard Fare
$21 - $24
Refundable
$29 - $31
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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