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There are 11 ways to get from Rochester to Manhattan by plane, subway, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Rochester to New York JFK, subway  •  3h 22m

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

$107 - $1,812

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Rochester to New York "Greyhound"

$35 - $80

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Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, line 7 subway  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the line 7 subway from Woodside-61 St to Queensboro Plaza

$91 - $221

Fly Rochester to Newark, subway  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR
  2. Take the subway from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to 86 St

$103 - $231

Train to Buffalo, fly to New York JFK  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Buffalo
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York JFK (JFK) BUF - JFK

$152 - $414

Train to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Buffalo
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA

$121 - $423

Train to Buffalo, fly to Newark  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Buffalo
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR

$153 - $413

Train via Albany  •  7h 26m

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

$107 - $230

Train  •  8h 12m

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

$95 - $222

Night bus  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the night bus from Rochester to New York "Greyhound"

$42 - $56

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Rochester to Manhattan 340 miles

$30 - $50

Rochester to Manhattan by bus

The bus journey time between Rochester and Manhattan is around 7h 9m and covers a distance of around 341 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 35m. Operated by Greyhound USA and Trailways New York, the Rochester to Manhattan bus service departs from Rochester and arrives in New York. Typically 30 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The most affordable way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to drive, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to fly and line 7 subway which costs $90 - $230 and takes 3h 16m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Rochester and arriving at New York Moynihan Train Hall via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 26m.

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The distance between Rochester and Manhattan is 250 miles. The road distance is 340 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Manhattan without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m to get from Rochester to Manhattan, including transfers.

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

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Rochester to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Rochester station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Manhattan is to bus which takes 7h and costs $35 - $80. Alternatively, you can train via Albany, which costs $100 - $230 and takes 7h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 250.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Rochester to New York twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 7h. Trailways New York also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Manhattan via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station in around 7h 26m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $320
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $300
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $300
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $280
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,400
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
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 Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Woodside-61 St to Queensboro Plaza
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to 86 St
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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 to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Rochester to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$18 - $30
Business
$66 - $69
Economy
$39 - $40
EconomyPlus
$40 - $65
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Train from Rochester to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$60 - $80
Business
$110 - $160
Economy
$90 - $110
EconomyPlus
$150 - $220
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 to New York
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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

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Rochester to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York station.

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Rochester to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Manhattan is 340 miles. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Rochester to Manhattan.

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

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Book your Rochester to Manhattan train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 4175+ 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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