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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Toronto to Rochester. Traveling by bus from Toronto to Rochester usually takes around 5 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance95 mi (153 km)
Shortest duration4h 45m
Cheapest price$49.09
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Toronto to Rochester

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Timinipre

July 23, 2023- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Nothing to complain about. Keep up the good work. Cons: The mini TV was not playing. Tips: Relax and enjoy the ride.

5.0

Yi

January 9, 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: It was great. The driver was communicative and friendly. Cons: It was hard to find the loading place in downtown Toronto. Confused passengers would be easily directed into the Union Station. It would be helpful to install a sign board on the road side.

4.0

Barbara

November 30, 2022- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: courteous staff. Cons: Informing of change of bus station Add what points to look for Say, sharing VIA rail platform Will make arriving at boarding a bit easier for first timers Regard Toronto boarding point at.

5.0

Thecla

April 8, 2022- Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: The cost of the ticket is quite reasonable and affordable. Cons: A better place where pickups can be done especially during d cold weather where passengers can sit and wait for the bus instead of standing on d road out in d cold. Tips: Wi-Fi only works on d busses from Toronto to buffalo. Anything after that when u change buses, there is no Wi-Fi on board.

4.0

Gabriela Diana

February 24, 2020- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: . Cons: . Tips: .

How much is a bus ticket from Toronto to Rochester?

$52.18 is the average price of a bus ticket from Toronto to Rochester. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$82$55$27MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Toronto to Rochester is expected to range from $50 to $67. If you are looking to travel to Rochester within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $50. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $50 and can be found on May 22, 2024.

Monthly average prices

$68$55$41$27$14JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $55 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to Rochester in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $67 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$68$55$41$27$143020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 27 days in advance to save $10.58 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Toronto to Rochester?

There are 3 bus lines from Toronto to Rochester available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. FlixBus US offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways15h 34m$59.34
FlixBus US25h 29m$56.67
Greyhound25h 8m$51.64
  • 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.

  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Toronto to Rochester, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 2 bus trips from Toronto to Rochester every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 8 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Rochester usually start from $47.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 153 kilometers from Toronto to Rochester. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Toronto to Rochester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Toronto to Rochester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Toronto to Rochester without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Toronto to Rochester; ticket prices start at $73.65.

City Information

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Rochester

Rochester, NY

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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

Where does the bus leave from in Toronto?

Main departure station: Union Station Bus Terminal

Buses to Rochester leave from 3 stations in Toronto.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Union Station

  • 55 Town Centre Court

Where does the bus arrive in Rochester?

Main arrival station: Rochester Bus Stop

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Rochester.

Bus stations in Rochester:

  • Rochester Bus Stop

  • 186 Cumberland St

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