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There are 8 ways to get from Rochester to Manhattan by plane, subway, bus, train 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 La Guardia, subway  •  3h 23m

  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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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny 207 / ...

$30 - $90

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Fly Rochester to New York JFK, subway  •  3h 23m

  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

$99 - $299

Fly Rochester to Newark  •  3h 18m

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

$108 - $458

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4h 7m

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

$83 - $398

Train  •  7h 16m

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

$64 - $163

Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station  •  7h 34m

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

$83 - $193

Drive  •  5h 59m

  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 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to fly which costs $100 - $460 and takes 3h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at New York, Ny. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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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 train which takes 7h 16m and costs $60 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Rochester to Manhattan, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to fly which takes 3h 18m and costs $100 - $460. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $170 and takes 7h 16m, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $90 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 24m.

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Rochester to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, 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: 3h 23m

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

United Airlines flies from Rochester to Manhattan 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Rochester to Manhattan 4 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $160 and the journey takes 7h 4m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
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
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
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
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
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
7h 4m
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
4h
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
2h 33m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to New York
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
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
5h 22m
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
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
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trailwaysny.com
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
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street to New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Online Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$64 - $69
Standard Fare
$50 - $60
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
International
$50 - $75

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

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

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Book your Rochester to Manhattan bus tickets online with Greyhound and Busbud.

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There are 2118+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rochester Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 19m and costs $1.

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