There are 9 ways to get from Rochester to Manhattan by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, train, subway  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station
  3. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St

$110 - $188

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Bus via 86 St  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester to 300 W 31st St, NYC FlixBus

$21 - $27

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Fly Rochester to Newark  •  3h 27m

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

$138 - $498

Fly Rochester to New York JFK, train, subway  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St

$112 - $190

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York JFK  •  4h 21m

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

$130 - $443

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Newark  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR

$126 - $281

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4h 33m

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

$133 - $371

Bus  •  7h 25m

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

$26 - $80

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 bus via 86 St which costs $20 - $28 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to fly which costs $130 - $500 and takes 3h 27m.

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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, 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 bus via 86 St which takes 6h 46m and costs $20 - $28.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m 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 27m and costs $130 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus via 86 St, which costs $20 - $28 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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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 37m

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

United Airlines flies from Rochester to Manhattan 4 times a day. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Rochester to 300 W 31st St, NYC 4 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $7
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Rochester to 300 W 31st St, NYC
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$30 - $45
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Standard Fare
$51 - $57
Refundable
$61 - $65
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Book at
megabus.com

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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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United Airlines and Delta 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 2323+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rochester Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 23 min and costs $1.

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