There are 3 ways to get from Rochester to Watkins Glen by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, taxi  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Ithaca, Ny 212
  2. Take a taxi from Ithaca, Ny to Watkins Glen

$60 - $94

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Watkins Glen 81.7 miles

$8 - $12

Uber  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take an Uber from Rochester to Watkins Glen 81.7 miles

$95 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Watkins Glen is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Watkins Glen is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Watkins Glen is 66 miles. The road distance is 81.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Watkins Glen without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2 h 29 min and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Rochester to Watkins Glen, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Watkins Glen is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Rochester to Watkins Glen.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Watkins Glen. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Watkins Glen.
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  • Distance: 65.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Watkins Glen, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Rochester to Watkins Glen. However, you can take the bus to Ithaca, Ny then take the taxi to Watkins Glen. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Watkins Glen.

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 Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Other operators
Uber Upstate NY
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Rochester to Watkins Glen
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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uber.com
UberX
$95 - $120
UberXL
$150 - $200
Taxi from Ithaca, Ny to Watkins Glen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Ithaca Dispatch
Phone
+1 607-277-8294
Website
ithacataxi.biz
Green Hornet Taxi
Phone
+1 607-280-3779
Website
greenhornettaxicab.com
Collegetown Cab
Phone
+1 607-588-8888

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