There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Rochester by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Philadelphia to Rochester  •  3 h 30 min

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

$178 - $658

Cheapest option

Bus Trailways New York  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny 3200 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY 4102

$46 - $125

8 alternative options

Fly Philadelphia to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 21 min

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

$170 - $736

Train to Baltimore, fly to Rochester  •  4 h 21 min

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

$204 - $543

Train to Newark, fly to Rochester  •  4 h 29 min

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

$117 - $504

Fly Philadelphia to Ithaca, bus  •  5 h 45 min

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

$218 - $542

Bus via Scranton  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Scranton 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Rochester, Ny 300

$60 - $109

Train VIA Rail  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester VIA Rail / ...

$130 - $397

Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak

$158 - $393

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Rochester 342.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

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 takes 3 h 30 min and costs $170 - $700.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Rochester is 410 km. The road distance is 548 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Philadelphia to Rochester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Rochester, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Rochester Amtrak via New York Penn Station and Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 22 min.

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Rochester every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Rochester via New York, Ny and New York, NY in around 8 h 37 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Grand Central Terminal to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$120 - $180
Business
$130 - $180
Business Plus/Sleeper
$230 - $330
Train from Albany to Rochester
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 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
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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 Scranton, Pa to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bieber Transportation Group
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Scranton
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com

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