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How much are train tickets from Rochester to New York?

Lowest Price$70.99
Fastest Train7h 9m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines4
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Rochester to New York
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
May 9, 2020Solo travel
I haven't been on a train ride in 23 years. I enjoyed it very much besides the tree that hindered us for about an hour
January 22, 2020
January 10, 2020Visiting family
So easy to plan and everyone on your staff were very friendly and helpful.
I can’t think of any yet it was my first time taking the train. But my sister and I plan on taking a train trip again we loved it!
September 28, 2019Vacation
comfy chairs, lot's of space to move around.

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Maple Leaf report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 3, 2019Visiting family
Employees were great, my one year old was great too. Easier than plane and car. My go to for kids

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rochester to New York right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Rochester to New York?

In the last month, $71.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Rochester, NY to New York, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $26.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Rochester to New York?

The distance between Rochester and New York is approximately 404 kilometers, or 251 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 9 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rochester to New York are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Rochester at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Rochester to New York?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to New York. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Rochester. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rochester to New York for $46.88.

What train services are there from Rochester to New York?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rochester to New York. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 52m$75.66
Amtrak Empire Service17h 9m$77.31
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited18h 30m$73.76
Amtrak Maple Leaf17h 52m$74.74

Where is the train station in Rochester?

There is one train station in Rochester:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

Where is the train station in New York?

New York has one train station:

  • Penn Station

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