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There are 11 ways to get from Rochester to Long Island by train, 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.

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Train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma Ronkonkoma

$74 - $178

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Bus, train  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma Ronkonkoma

$50 - $80

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Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$93 - $208

Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave South Bound: Cornell-Manorville / ...

Drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Centereach 391.3 miles

$35 - $60

Fly Rochester to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$107 - $311

Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 19 min

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

$105 - $425

Fly Rochester to Newark, train  •  6 h 22 min

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

$120 - $479

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York JFK, train  •  6 h 16 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

$94 - $408

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 9 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 - $412

Train to Syracuse, fly to New York JFK, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to New York JFK (JFK) SYR - JFK
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

$124 - $382

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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 - $320 and takes 5 h 26 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 Smith Lane via New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave, Railroad Avenue and Smith Haven Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 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 9 h 39 min and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to get from Rochester to Long Island, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Long Island is to train which takes 9 h 39 min and costs $70 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Rochester to Long Island bus services, operated by North Fork Express, arrive at Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave station.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 285.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 39 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, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 9 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Centereach via New York, Ny, New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave, Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave, Railroad Avenue, and Smith Haven Mall in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
4 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
Train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to New York
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $80
Economy
$80 - $120
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$140 - $200
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $65
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $85
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
LIRR
Train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
LIRR
Train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
LIRR
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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
Book at
northforkexpress.com

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