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There are 3 ways to get from Rochester to Boston by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Line 12 bus, train  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the line 12 bus from South Main St. to Dover Transportation Center 12
  2. Take the train from Dover to Boston Downeaster

$26 - $42

Cheapest option

Line 14 bus, bus  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the line 14 bus from Wakefield / Union Sts. to Hanover Station 14
  2. Take the bus from Portsmouth to Boston 2021 / ...

$18 - $24

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Rochester to Boston 75.8 miles

$7 - $11

Rochester to Boston by bus and train

The journey time between Rochester and Boston is around 4h 8m and covers a distance of around 77 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 24m. Operated by COAST Bus and Amtrak, the Rochester to Boston service departs from South Main St. and arrives in Boston. Typically 28 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 8m
Fastest journey time:
2h 24m
Services per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$26
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:01
Last service departs at:
20:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rochester to Boston bus and train schedules

Rochester → Boston
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The social distance requirement in Boston is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Boston is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Boston is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Boston. However, there are services departing from Wakefield / Union Sts. and arriving at Boston via Hanover Station and Portsmouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Rochester and Boston is 66 miles. The road distance is 75.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Boston without a car is to line 12 bus and train which takes 3h 1m and costs $26 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Rochester to Boston, including transfers.

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Rochester to Boston bus services, operated by COAST Bus, depart from Wakefield / Union Sts. station.

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Rochester to Boston bus services, operated by C&J Bus, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Boston is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Rochester to Boston.

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There are 387+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Boston.
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  • Distance: 65.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Rochester, NH, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Rochester to Boston via Hanover Station, Portsmouth Transportation Center, and Portsmouth in around 3h 44m.

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 Dover to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Bus operators
COAST Bus
Phone
+1 603-743-5777
Website
coastbus.org
Bus from South Main St. to Dover Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
coastbus.org
Bus from Wakefield / Union Sts. to Hanover Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
coastbus.org
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
Bus from Portsmouth, NH to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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