There are 9 ways to get from Rochester to Raleigh by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Rochester to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 9 min

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

$163 - $654

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  21 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 252 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington
  3. Take the Megabus from Washington to Durham

$86 - $144

7 alternative options

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BUF - RDU

$145 - $632

Fly Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  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  •  5 h 52 min

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

$210 - $975

Train  •  17 h 47 min

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

$136 - $380

Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Raleigh Amtrak

$160 - $415

Bus  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY 4293
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Raleigh, Nc 1081 / ...

$89 - $220

Drive  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Raleigh 655.9 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Raleigh is to bus and fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Rochester to Raleigh, including transfers.

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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 New York, Ny and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 42 min.

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

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

Southwest Airlines, Air Canada and four 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 17 h 47 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Boston, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Rochester to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Syracuse to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to Raleigh/Durham via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,800
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
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
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $40
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $120
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
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 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 Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
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
Bus from New York, Ny to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo to Washington
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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