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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Syracuse VIA Rail / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Watertown, NY

$44 - $102

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 35 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 Greyhound USA  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Watertown, NY

$34 - $62

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 35 min.

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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 50 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Rochester to Watertown, including transfers.

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Rochester to Watertown bus services, operated by Megabus, 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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  • Distance: 103 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 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 35 min.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
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 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
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Watertown, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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