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There are 8 ways to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$50 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton to Poughkeepsie, NY Binghampton-Poughkeepsie

$51 - $94

6 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Poughkeepsie 303.5 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Rochester to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station

$126 - $357

Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station

$122 - $468

Fly Rochester to Newark, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station

$133 - $516

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station

$109 - $455

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station

$145 - $563

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Poughkeepsie, NY via Binghamton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rochester Amtrak Station station and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Poughkeepsie is 215 miles. The road distance is 303.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $50 - $140.

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The train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station takes 5 h 29 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Rochester to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $50 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $95 and takes 9 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie.
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  • Distance: 214.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Rochester to Poughkeepsie 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 29 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Poughkeepsie via Binghamton, Ny and Binghamton in around 9 h 24 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Rochester to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
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 Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$120 - $170
Train from New York to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
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.

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 Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$19 - $27
Online Fare
$22 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $50
Refundable
$35 - $55

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More Questions & Answers

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

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Rochester to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Poughkeepsie, NY station.

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Rochester to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Poughkeepsie is 304 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to drive from Rochester to Poughkeepsie.

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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 Poughkeepsie train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Poughkeepsie. Prices start at $84 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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