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There are 7 ways to get from Rochester to Athens by train, night bus, 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, night bus, bus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Take the night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$75 - $189

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Bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY 300 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$50 - $140

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Train, bus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$75 - $189

Train, bus via Cleveland, OH  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$75 - $174

Drive  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Athens 443.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Columbus, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Columbus (CMH) ROC - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH - Airport to Athens, OH - Ohio U.

$198 - $421

Fly to Charleston, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Charleston (CRW) ROC - CRW
  2. Take the bus from Charleston, WV to Parkersburg, WV
  3. Take the bus from Parkersburg, WV to Athens

$238 - $1,064

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Athens is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Athens is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $430 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Athens. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at Athens, OH - Ohio U. via Buffalo, NY and Columbus, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 31 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Athens is 354 miles. The road distance is 443.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Athens without a car is to train and night bus and bus which takes 10 h 32 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to get from Rochester to Athens, including transfers.

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Rochester to Athens bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Rochester, NY station.

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There is no direct flight from Rochester Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 27 min and has one stopover.

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Rochester to Athens bus services, operated by Lakefront Lines, arrive at Athens, OH - Ohio U. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Athens is 443 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 57 min to drive from Rochester to Athens.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Athens.
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  • Distance: 354.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 32 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Athens, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Rochester to Athens via Buffalo, NY and Columbus, OH in around 11 h 31 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Boston, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Lakefront Lines
Website
webstore.lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Columbus, OH - Airport to Athens, OH - Ohio U.
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cleveland, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Charleston, WV to Parkersburg, WV
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40

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Delta, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Rochester Airport to Columbus Airport.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rochester Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 19 min and costs $1.

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