There are 8 ways to get from Rochester to Brooklyn by plane, subway, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Rochester to New York JFK, subway  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to Utica Av

$97 - $297

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Night bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny 285

$40 - $93

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Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 15 St - Prospect Park

$96 - $411

Fly Rochester to Newark, line 5 subway  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR
  2. Take the line 5 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Church Av

$111 - $461

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York JFK  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York JFK (JFK) BUF - JFK

$84 - $395

Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY

$62 - $97

Train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to New York VIA Rail / ...

$59 - $183

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Brooklyn 341 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Brooklyn is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Brooklyn is to fly and subway which costs $95 - $300 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Brooklyn. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at Flatbush Av/Church Av via New York, Ny and Livingston St/Smith St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Brooklyn is 257 miles. The road distance is 341 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Brooklyn without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 35 min and costs $60 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Rochester to Brooklyn, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Brooklyn is to bus which takes 7 h 35 min and costs $60 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $190 and takes 8 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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Rochester to Brooklyn bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at New York, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Brooklyn is 341 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to drive from Rochester to Brooklyn.

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Delta and JetBlue Airways offer flights from Rochester Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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  • Distance: 257.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Brooklyn, NY, USA?

Trailways New York operates a bus from Rochester to Brooklyn every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Rochester to Brooklyn every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $180 and the journey takes 7 h 57 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Rochester to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to Utica Av
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 15 St - Prospect Park
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Church Av
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to New York
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $190
Business Plus/Sleeper
$240 - $330
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 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
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
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
Night bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com

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