There are 9 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly New York JFK to Rochester  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC

$91 - $289

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 14 min

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

$39 - $68

7 alternative options

Fly New York JFK to Buffalo, bus  •  2 h 54 min

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

$79 - $386

Train, train to Newark, fly to Rochester  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  4. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC

$116 - $472

Fly New York La Guardia to Rochester  •  3 h 35 min

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

$108 - $418

Bus Trailways New York  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY 4102

$44 - $103

Train Amtrak  •  8 h 45 min

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

$89 - $201

Train VIA Rail  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester VIA Rail / ...

$56 - $190

Drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester 358.6 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester is to fly which costs $90 - $290 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rochester is 264 miles. The road distance is 358.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester. However, there are services departing from JKF Terminal 4 and arriving at Rochester, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Rochester Amtrak via Jamaica, New York Penn Station and Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

JetBlue Airways and Delta fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rochester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from New York to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Rochester
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $180
Business Plus/Sleeper
$230 - $330
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
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com

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