There are 9 ways to get from Newark to Rochester by plane, train, bus 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 Newark to Rochester  •  3 h 6 min

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

$91 - $443

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 11 min

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

$31 - $75

7 alternative options

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester  •  3 h 52 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

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  4 h 4 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

$147 - $429

Fly Newark to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 8 min

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

$103 - $491

Bus Trailways New York  •  7 h 6 min

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

$44 - $107

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

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

$35 - $85

Train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from New York to Rochester VIA Rail / ...

$104 - $309

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Rochester 325.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

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 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Rochester, Ny. Services depart hourly, 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 via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 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 6 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Newark to Rochester, including transfers.

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Newark to Rochester bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 244.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 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, Trailways New York operates a bus from Newark to Rochester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
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 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
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Woodside
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $190
Business Plus/Sleeper
$240 - $330
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 Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 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
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.

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 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
Bus from Newark, Nj to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com

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