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There are 6 ways to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from State College to Seneca Allegany Casino
  2. Take the bus from Seneca Allegany Casino to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the train from Buffalo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station

$80 - $149

Cheapest option

Bus via Rochester, NY  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from State College to Seneca Allegany Casino
  2. Take the bus from Seneca Allegany Casino to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY

$60 - $116

4 alternative options

Bus via Seneca Allegany Casino  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from State College to Seneca Allegany Casino
  2. Take the bus from Seneca Allegany Casino to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 255 / ...

$66 - $152

Bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
  2. Take the bus from Williamsport to Elmira, NY
  3. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Rochester, NY

$71 - $122

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester 233.3 miles

$22 - $35

Fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Rochester (ROC) SCE - ROC

$184 - $866

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The cheapest way to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester. However, there are services departing from State College and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Seneca Allegany Casino and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Pennsylvania State University and Rochester is 164 miles. The road distance is 233.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 28 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester, including transfers.

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Pennsylvania State University to Rochester bus services, operated by Fullington Trailways, depart from State College station.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester is to bus which takes 8 h 48 min and costs $65 - $160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $180 - $900 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from State College Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 28 min and has one stopover.

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Pennsylvania State University to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Rochester, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 163.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 28 min

What companies run services between Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester via State College, Seneca Allegany Casino, Buffalo, NY, and Buffalo, Ny in around 8 h 48 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from State College to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from State College to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from State College to Rochester via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from State College to Rochester via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from State College to Rochester via Philadelphia, Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from State College to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
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 Buffalo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College to Seneca Allegany Casino
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
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Bus from Seneca Allegany Casino to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Bus from Williamsport to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
fullingtontours.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.

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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, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Pennsylvania State University to Rochester is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Pennsylvania State University to Rochester.

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

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There are 65+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania State University to State College Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $12 - $15.

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