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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. VIA Rail / ...

$25 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. 252 / ...

$9 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. 73.8 miles

$7 - $11

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

VIA Rail operates a train from Rochester to Buffalo every 3 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Rochester to Buffalo every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rochester and Buffalo is 107 km. The road distance is 118 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Buffalo is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Rochester to Buffalo is to drive which takes 1 h 19 min and costs $7 - $11.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rochester and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Buffalo, Ny. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

The train from Rochester to Buffalo takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.