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

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Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to Lexington Av/63 St

$96 - $411

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Night bus  •  7 h 8 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 JFK, subway  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St

$97 - $297

Fly Rochester to Newark  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR

$106 - $461

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4 h 28 min

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

$83 - $399

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

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

$50 - $75

Train  •  8 h 7 min

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

$58 - $183

Drive  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Manhattan 344.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to fly and subway which costs $95 - $420 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at New York, NY. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Manhattan is 250 miles. The road distance is 344.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Manhattan without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Rochester to Manhattan, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to fly which takes 3 h 24 min and costs $100 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 6 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $55 - $190 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 250.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

United Airlines and Air Canada fly from Rochester to Manhattan every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Rochester to Manhattan every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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
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 La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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)
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
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Manhattan is 344 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to drive from Rochester to Manhattan.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Rochester Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 1782+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $115 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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