There are 9 ways to get from Rochester to Long Island by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Rochester to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

$105 - $309

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Bus via Binghamton, Ny  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 212 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Islip, NY Binghamton-Patchogue / ...

$64 - $114

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Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

$105 - $425

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York JFK, train  •  6 h 32 min

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

$92 - $407

Fly Rochester to Newark, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$108 - $470

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA
  3. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

$92 - $413

Train  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to New York VIA Rail / ...
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma Ronkonkoma

$69 - $198

Bus Trailways New York  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl to Lake Ronkonkoma Binghamton-Patchogue / ...

$77 - $116

Drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Centereach 391.3 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Long Island is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Long Island is to fly and train which costs $100 - $310 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at Williams Boulevard via New York, Ny, Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl and Expressway Drive North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 56 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Long Island is 286 miles. The road distance is 391.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Long Island without a car is to train which takes 10 h 33 min and costs $65 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Rochester to Long Island, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Long Island is to train which takes 10 h 33 min and costs $65 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 10 h 56 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 Long Island bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Lake Ronkonkoma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Long Island is 391 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to drive from Rochester to Long Island.

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

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 285.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Long Island, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Rochester to Centereach via New York, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 10 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Centereach via New York, NY, New York, Ny, Queens Vil, Ny, Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl, Lake Ronkonkoma, and Expressway Drive North in around 10 h 56 min.

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
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
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
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
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
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
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
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl to Lake Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Islip, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com

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