There are 9 ways to get from Staten Island to Rochester by bus, subway, plane, train, night bus or car

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Bus, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Staten Island, NY - Woodrow @ Boyland to New York, NY - 34th St. & 8th Ave
  2. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC

$111 - $431

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Bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Rochester, NY 4102

$38 - $96

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Bus, train to Newark, fly to Rochester  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Staten Island, NY - Woodrow @ Boyland to New York, NY - 34th St. & 7th Ave
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC

$122 - $481

Bus, train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Staten Island, NY - Woodrow @ Boyland to New York, NY - 34th St. & 8th Ave
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC

$113 - $320

Fly Newark to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Buffalo (BUF) EWR - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$134 - $529

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Rochester  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Rochester (ROC) PHL - ROC

$268 - $888

Train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from New York to Rochester VIA Rail / ...

$70 - $200

Night bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Rochester, Ny 270

$38 - $96

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Staten Island to Rochester 340.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Staten Island to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Staten Island to Rochester is to bus and subway and fly which costs $110 - $440 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Staten Island to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Eltingville/Transit Center and arriving at Rochester, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 39 min.

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The distance between Staten Island and Rochester is 255 miles. The road distance is 340.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Staten Island to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 39 min and costs $35 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Staten Island to Rochester, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Staten Island to Rochester is to bus which takes 7 h 39 min and costs $35 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $200 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Staten Island to Rochester is 340 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to drive from Staten Island to Rochester.

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Delta offers flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Rochester Airport.

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  • Distance: 254.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Staten Island, NY, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

Trailways New York operates a bus from Staten Island to Rochester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Staten Island to Rochester every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $180 and the journey takes 6 h 47 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $190
Business Plus/Sleeper
$240 - $330
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
3 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
Bus operators
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from Staten Island, NY - Woodrow @ Boyland to New York, NY - 34th St. & 8th Ave
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
academybus.com
Bus from Staten Island, NY - Woodrow @ Boyland to New York, NY - 34th St. & 7th Ave
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
academybus.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 Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from New York, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Night bus from New York, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 New York, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com

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