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There are 6 ways to get from Rochester to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Rochester  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Boston (BOS) ROC - BOS

$123 - $447

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Thru-Bus, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street to Syracuse, NY Toronto - NY: 5569 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Boston, MA Ithaca-Binghamton(or Syracuse)-Albany-Boston route

$31 - $77

4 alternative options

Bus to Buffalo, fly  •  3 h 34 min

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

$90 - $364

Bus  •  9 h 55 min

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

$40 - $110

Train  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$65 - $180

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Boston 393.9 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Boston is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Boston is to fly which costs $120 - $450 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rochester Amtrak Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 8 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Boston is 339 miles. The road distance is 393.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Boston without a car is to Thru-Bus and bus which takes 9 h 50 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Rochester to Boston, including transfers.

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Rochester to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Rochester, Ny station.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Boston is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $120 - $450. Alternatively, you can Thru-Bus and bus, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 9 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 10 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Boston.
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  • Distance: 339 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from Rochester to Boston every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Boston via Regional Transportation Center, B14, B18, Waverly Ave & University Ave, and Syracuse, NY in around 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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 Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $180
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$27 - $40
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Rochester to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston, Ma station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Boston is 394 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to drive from Rochester to Boston.

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

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There are 779+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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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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