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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.
Opened in 2017, the Louise M. Slaughter Station Rochester is nearly brand new. It serves three Amtrak train lines: the Lake Shore Limited, the Empire Service, and the Maple Leaf. The station was renamed Louise M. Slaughter Station in honor of U.S. Representative Louise M. Slaughter, who died in March 2018. This intermodal transit station is connected to the rest of the area via transit buses and taxis. Spread across 9,500 square feet, Louise M. Slaughter Station has a classic red brick design, with cast stone and granite used in various places. At the station, you will find an indoor waiting area with plenty of seats. There are also several vending machines, an ATM, and restroom facilities.
Popular train stations in Rochester:
Louise M. Slaughter Station
Rochester Bus Stop
What train companies travel to Rochester, New York?
Located in New York, Rochester is accessible by train from 210 other cities. You can choose from 616 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Rochester on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Rochester are also available..
Train companies serving Rochester
|Train||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Lake Shore Limited||23||6h 30m||$108.49|
|Amtrak Maple Leaf||16||4h 11m||$63.20|
|Amtrak Empire Service||15||4h 3m||$68.26|
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.
The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard.
The Amtrak Maple Leaf is an international rail line that runs from New York City to Toronto. It stops at some popular locations on its way, including Niagara Falls and Albany. Onboard WiFi and a cafe car make travel on the Maple Leaf comfortable and convenient.
The Amtrak Empire Service is a rail line spanning the Empire Corridor, a rail route through New York state from New York City to Niagara Falls. Several Amtrak passenger trains service this route, providing travelers with multiple options when commuting between cities in New York State. The trains themselves feature free internet, cafe service with snacks, beverages, and meals, and comfortable seats to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley and Upstate New York.
Which train carrier has the best service to Rochester?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Rochester by train with Amtrak Maple Leaf giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Rochester taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.8 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 Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Rochester, rating them a 4.6 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The busiest train station in Rochester is Louise M. Slaughter Station. As Rochester's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Rochester Bus Stop.
|Departure||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Vancouver||2d 23h 0m||$488.56|
|Albany||3d 1h 53m||$534.55|
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