There are 10 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  •  3 h 23 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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Bus Megabus  •  6 h 53 min

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

$36 - $57

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Fly Rochester to New York JFK, subway  •  3 h 24 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

$99 - $299

Fly Rochester to Newark  •  3 h 32 min

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

$106 - $461

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4 h 31 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 to Ithaca, fly to Newark  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
  2. Fly from Ithaca (ITH) to Newark (EWR) ITH - EWR

$266 - $923

Bus Trailways New York  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY 4293

$35 - $90

Train Amtrak  •  7 h 42 min

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

$88 - $198

Train VIA Rail  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Grand Central Terminal VIA Rail / ...

$50 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Manhattan 344.2 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

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 takes 3 h 23 min and costs $95 - $420.

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The distance between Rochester and Manhattan is 401 km. The road distance is 551 km.

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

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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 Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rochester and arriving at Grand Central Terminal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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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 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
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 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Ithaca to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Rochester to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Train from Rochester Amtrak to New York
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Rochester to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$90 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $180
Business
$130 - $180
Business Plus/Sleeper
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com

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