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There are 4 ways to get from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Schenectady

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rochester to Syracuse
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Schenectady, NY

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Drive

  1. Drive from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Fly

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Albany (ALB)

Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Rochester and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 5h 12m and covers a distance of around 229 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 52m. Services are operated by Amtrak, VIA Rail and Capital District Transportation (CDTA). Typically 28 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 48m
Layover time:
23 min
Total time:
5h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 52m
Journey distance:
229 miles
Services per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$40
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:32
Last service departs at:
13:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute train, bus and walk schedules

Rochester → Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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The cost-effective way to get from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive, which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Rochester and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Syracuse, NY and Gateway Plaza - State St & Washington Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between Rochester and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 202 miles. The road distance is 231.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 5h 32m and costs $65 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Rochester station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train which takes 5h 32m and costs $65 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $70 and takes 6h 45m, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 5h 4m.

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

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Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Schenectady, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 202.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Rochester to Schenectady every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4h. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Syracuse, Syracuse, NY, Schenectady, NY, Gateway Plaza - State St & Washington Ave, and Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St in around 6h 45m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $140
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 Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 232 miles. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Rochester to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Rochester Airport to Albany Airport.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rochester Airport is to line 23 bus which takes 25 min and costs $1.

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