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There are 4 ways to get from Rochester to Watertown by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Maple Leaf / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Watertown, NY

$46 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$28 - $46

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h

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

$38 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Watertown 151.4 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Watertown is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Watertown is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Watertown. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at Watertown, NY via Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Rochester and Watertown is 103 miles. The road distance is 151.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Watertown without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $45 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Rochester to Watertown, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Watertown is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Rochester to Watertown.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Watertown. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Watertown.
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  • Distance: 103 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Rochester to Watertown via Syracuse, NY in around 4 h.

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
1 h 15 min
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Watertown, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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