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

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Fly Newark to Rochester  •  3 h 15 min

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

$91 - $443

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 11 min

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

$31 - $75

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Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC

$149 - $431

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Woodside
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC

$145 - $542

Fly Newark to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 51 min

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

$98 - $480

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Rochester, Ny 300

$35 - $85

Train  •  7 h 54 min

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

$109 - $289

Bus Trailways New York  •  8 h 15 min

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

$51 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Rochester 325.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Rochester is to fly which costs $90 - $450 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Rochester, Ny. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newark station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 54 min.

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The distance between Newark and Rochester is 245 miles. The road distance is 325.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Newark to Rochester, including transfers.

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Newark to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark, Nj station.

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Newark to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Rochester is to fly which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $90 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 7 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 7 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 244.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

United Airlines flies from Newark to Rochester 5 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Newark to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$45 - $130
First Class Seat
$110 - $130
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Train from Penn Station to Woodside
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
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
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
4 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 New York to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
megabus.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 Newark, Nj to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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

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Newark to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Rochester is 325 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from Newark to Rochester.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Rochester Airport.

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Book your Newark to Rochester train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Newark to Rochester bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $2.

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