There are 9 ways to get from New York to Rochester by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Newark to Rochester  •  7 h 17 min

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

$194 - $630

Cheapest option

Bus  •  29 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Rochester, MN 966

$145 - $306

7 alternative options

Fly Newark to Minneapolis, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Minneapolis (MSP) EWR - MSP
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN

$189 - $444

Fly New York La Guardia to Minneapolis, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Minneapolis (MSP) LGA - MSP
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN

$177 - $425

Fly New York JFK to Minneapolis, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Minneapolis (MSP) JFK - MSP
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN

$169 - $484

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Minneapolis, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Minneapolis (MSP) PHL - MSP
  3. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN

$197 - $625

Bus D&J Bus  •  24 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Nyc
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Rochester, MN 966

$163 - $222

Train, bus  •  27 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Winona Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Winona, MN to Rochester, MN

$214 - $543

Drive  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Drive from New York to Rochester 1143.8 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The distance between New York and Rochester is 973 miles. The road distance is 1143.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from New York to Rochester, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York to Rochester is to fly which takes 7 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 37 min and has one stopover.

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Rochester is 1 h behind New York. It is currently 8:44 PM in New York and 7:44 PM in Rochester.

Yes, the driving distance between New York to Rochester is 1144 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 55 min to drive from New York to Rochester.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Newark Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 973.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Rochester, MN, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from New York to Rochester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Rochester via Chicago, IL, Archer & Red Line Station, Dearborn & Madison, Washington-Blue, Cumberland, Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, Milwaukee, Wi, and Milwaukee in around 24 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Minneapolis via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Minneapolis via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Minneapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Minneapolis via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Minneapolis via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Minneapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Newark to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New York JFK to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Winona Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.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 Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Go Carefree Shuttle
Website
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Bus from Winona, MN to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
gocarefreeshuttle.com

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