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There are 8 ways to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly New York La Guardia to Rochester  •  2h 5m

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

$91 - $401

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Bus via 61 St/Roosevelt Av  •  9h 12m

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

$36 - $64

6 alternative options

Fly New York La Guardia to Buffalo, bus  •  3h 42m

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

$76 - $377

Bus, train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to 61 St/Roosevelt Av
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC

$102 - $308

Bus, train, train to Newark, fly to Rochester  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to 61 St/Roosevelt Av
  2. Take the train from Woodside 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

$113 - $472

Bus  •  7h 57m

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

$46 - $76

Train  •  8h 21m

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

$56 - $82

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester 347.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester is to fly which costs $90 - $410 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Lga/Terminal B and arriving at Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street via New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 57m.

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The distance between New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) and Rochester is 254 miles. The road distance is 347.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 7h 57m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester, including transfers.

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New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) 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 best way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester is to fly which takes 2h 5m and costs $90 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $80 and takes 7h 57m, you could also train, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 8h 21m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street station.

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Map of how to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 254.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

Delta and American Airlines fly from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester 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 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
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
VIA Rail
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to 61 St/Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
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
$50 - $70
Online Fare
$30 - $45
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Standard Fare
$50 - $60
Refundable
$63 - $67
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
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
7h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95

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Yes, the driving distance between New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester is 348 miles. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Rochester.

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

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There are 65+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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