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About Rochester

Perched on the shore on Lake Ontario, Rochester is an idyllic city with a small-town vibe, making it the perfect destination for those looking for some family-friendly fun. Rochester’s pride is Highland Park, which is one of the oldest arboretums in the U.S. Designed by the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the park features idyllic paths cutting through treelines and fragrant lilac bushes. If you wish to marvel at the beauty of the Genesee River’s Gorge, go on a hiking trip on the Genesee Riverway Trail. For more cultural activities, George Eastman Museum, the world’s oldest photography museum, would be a great choice.

Rochester’s food scene features many quirky dishes, including the famous local garbage plate, which features your choice of meat along with decadent sides. For the best garbage plates, you might want to check out Nick Tahou Hots.

The city’s busiest bus station is the Trailways Terminal downtown. The station serves several bus carriers, including New York Trailways, Greyhound and OurBus, among others. The principal Amtrak train station is Louis M. Slaughter Station, which is located just across the street from the bus station. Rochester is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s commercial air services are served by the Greater Rochester International Airport, located 3 miles southwest of downtown.

Station Information

The intercity Trailways Terminal at 186 Cumberland St is the main bus station in Rochester, NY, and offers convenient travel right from the city's Central Business District. Both New York Trailways and Greyhound operate from the Trailways Terminal. The station offers a small indoor waiting area. Charles Carroll Plaza, Genesee Crossroads Park, and Aqueduct Park are among the popular places near the bus station. You can catch a bus from the Trailways Terminal to various destinations like New York City, Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Ithaca. Locally, you can easily catch a public transit bus from Rochester Trailways Terminal to the Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport. In addition, the bus station is a short walk away from Amtrak's Louise M. Slaughter Station.

Popular bus stations in Rochester:

  • Rochester Bus Stop

  • Rochester International Airport (ROC) Arrivals

  • 186 Cumberland St

  • 400 Jefferson Rd

  • 733 Monroe Ave

  • Rhees Library - 755 Library Rd

  • Grace Watson Hall - Dorm Cres

What bus companies travel to Rochester, New York?

Located in New York, Rochester is accessible by bus from 17 other cities. You can choose from 84 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Rochester on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Rochester are also available..

Bus companies serving Rochester

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US13610h 12m$98.14
Adirondack Trailways557h 36m$90.81
Greyhound4410h 48m$91.62
OurBus114h 9m$42.10
PandaNY Bus16h 30m$47.98
Wanda Coach15h 41m$47.16
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With affordable prices and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking for travel between cities' Chinatown districts.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Rochester?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Rochester by bus with FlixBus US giving them a 4.9 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that FlixBus US had the most comfortable bus service to Rochester taking into account the seats and amenities that FlixBus US offers. They rate FlixBus US a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Rochester punctually, travelers suggest that FlixBus US has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Rochester, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$10.90 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Rochester, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Rochester. In the last month, buses from Avon to Rochester had the lowest average price at $11.87.

The busiest bus station in Rochester is Rochester Bus Stop. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Rochester are:

  • Rochester Bus Stop
  • Rochester International Airport (ROC) Arrivals
  • 186 Cumberland St
The closest airport to Rochester is Greater Rochester Intl Airport (ROC), it is located 4.3 miles from the city center of Rochester.
Rochester ranks number 13 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 76 in United States. Rochester ranks number 7 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Rochester via bus service. On average 68 direct daily bus trips serve Rochester.
The population of Rochester is 209802. Rochester ranks number 14 in terms of population in New York and number 129 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Rochester range from $11 for a short trip to Rochester, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Rochester starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Rochester can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $40.
People who take the bus to Rochester are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Rochester easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Rochester is 186 Cumberland St, located just 0.2 miles away. Select 186 Cumberland St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Rochester. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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