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

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Fly Philadelphia to Rochester  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Rochester (ROC) PHL - ROC

$178 - $658

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa 7956 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Rochester, Ny 300

$43 - $116

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Train to Newark, fly to Rochester  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC

$117 - $504

Train to Baltimore, fly to Rochester  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Rochester (ROC) BWI - ROC

$204 - $543

Fly Philadelphia to Buffalo, bus  •  5 h 3 min

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

$165 - $725

Fly Philadelphia to Ithaca, bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY

$224 - $537

Train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$138 - $363

Bus Trailways New York  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rochester, NY 252 / ...

$46 - $114

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Rochester 342.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Rochester is to fly which costs $170 - $700 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Rochester, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Rochester station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Rochester is 256 miles. The road distance is 342.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Philadelphia to Rochester, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Rochester is to fly which takes 3 h 27 min and costs $170 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $370 and takes 8 h 48 min, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 9 h.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 256.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Philadelphia to Rochester 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to Rochester via New York Penn Station in around 8 h 48 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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 Philadelphia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.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
7 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Scranton
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 16 min.

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

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Philadelphia to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Rochester is 343 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Philadelphia to Rochester.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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