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There are 7 ways to get from Rochester to Raleigh by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Rochester to Raleigh/Durham  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) ROC - RDU

$163 - $654

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Bus via Washington  •  18h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Washington, DC
  3. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$64 - $112

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Fly Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) ROC - FAY
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$220 - $949

Train to Syracuse, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) SYR - RDU

$208 - $972

Train  •  17h 47m

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

$136 - $380

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Raleigh, Nc 1003 / ...

$89 - $222

Drive  •  11h 37m

  1. Drive from Rochester to Raleigh 655.9 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Raleigh is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Raleigh is to fly which costs $160 - $700 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Ithaca, NY, Washington and GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester station to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Rochester Amtrak Station and arriving at Raleigh Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 47m.

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The distance between Rochester and Raleigh is 516 miles. The road distance is 655.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Raleigh without a car is to train which takes 17h 47m and costs $130 - $380.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Rochester to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Rochester to Raleigh bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Rochester, NY station.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Raleigh is to fly which takes 5h 45m and costs $160 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $380 and takes 17h 47m, you could also bus, which costs $60 - $120 and takes 18h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 516 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Rochester to Raleigh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Raleigh via New York Penn Station in around 17h 47m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via New York La Guardia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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 New York Penn Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $85
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
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 Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
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
Bus from New York, Ny to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.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
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$40 - $65
Standard Fare
$55 - $80
Refundable
$60 - $90

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There is no direct flight from Rochester Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Rochester to Raleigh bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Durham, NC station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Raleigh is 656 miles. It takes approximately 11h 37m to drive from Rochester to Raleigh.

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JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Rochester Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $69 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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