There are 11 ways to get from Rochester to Amherst by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma 220 / ...

$75 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Springfield, Ma 255 / ...

$45 - $102

9 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$84 - $191

Bus Trailways New York  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Albany, NY Rochester
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Northampton

$56 - $92

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Amherst 325.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Rochester to Boston, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Boston (BOS) ROC - BOS
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Springfield, MA

$147 - $498

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Boston, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Boston (BOS) BUF - BOS
  3. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Springfield, MA

$114 - $416

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Albany, bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Albany (ALB) BUF - ALB
  3. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma

$78 - $412

Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, train  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from New Haven Union Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak

$200 - $674

Fly Rochester to New York JFK, train  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from New Haven Union Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak

$204 - $563

Fly Rochester to Newark, train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from New Haven Union Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak

$201 - $715

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Amherst is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Amherst is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Amherst is 266 miles. The road distance is 325.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Rochester to Amherst, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Amherst. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Amherst, MA via Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Amherst, MA, USA?

You can take a train from Rochester to Amherst via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak, Springfield Amtrak, and Springfield, MA in around 9 h 12 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Rochester to Amherst every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Rochester to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 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
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from New Haven Union Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$60 - $80
Economy Plus
$85 - $120
Business
$85 - $120
Business Plus/Sleeper
$150 - $220
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 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 Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $190
Train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Northampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com

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