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There are 8 ways to get from Rochester to Times Square by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 42 St - Bryant Pk

$96 - $411

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY 285

$30 - $90

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Fly Rochester to Newark  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR

$103 - $458

Fly Rochester to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 15 min

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

$98 - $300

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA

$83 - $399

Train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$60 - $160

Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak  •  7 h 27 min

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

$85 - $195

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Times Square 337.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Times Square is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Times Square is to fly and train which costs $95 - $300 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at New York, NY. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rochester Amtrak and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 4 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Times Square is 251 miles. The road distance is 337.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Times Square without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $30 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Rochester to Times Square, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Times Square is to fly which takes 3 h 16 min and costs $100 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $90 and takes 6 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $60 - $160 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Times Square.
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  • Distance: 250.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Times Square, NY, USA?

United Airlines and Air Canada fly from Rochester to Times Square every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Rochester to Times Square every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Rochester to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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 Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Every 2 hours
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 New York
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $190
Business Plus/Sleeper
$230 - $330
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 16 min.

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Rochester to Times Square bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at New York, NY station.

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Rochester to Times Square train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Times Square is 338 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to drive from Rochester to Times Square.

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American Airlines, Air Canada and Delta offer flights from Rochester Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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Book your Rochester to Times Square train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Rochester to Times Square bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 1812+ hotels available in Times Square. Prices start at $114 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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