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Cleveland-Rochester Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Cleveland to Rochester. Traveling by train from Cleveland to Rochester usually takes around 3 hours and 58 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance238 mi (383 km)
Fastest train3h 58m
Lowest price$28.93
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cleveland, OH to Rochester, NY

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




July 1, 2021 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: The seat i sat at was comfortable. Cons: I wish conductors would ask each passenger if they needed anything after they are seated.

Pros: The seat i sat at was comfortable. Cons: I wish conductors would ask each passenger if they needed anything after they are seated.



June 18, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Fast. Cons: People alone sit alone to keep distance. Tips: I pray to be like this one.

Pros: Fast. Cons: People alone sit alone to keep distance. Tips: I pray to be like this one.



February 25, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

The workers were sweethearts.

The workers were sweethearts.

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

In the last month, C$28.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Cleveland, OH to Rochester, NY. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$36.15 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cleveland to Rochester will vary between C$29 and C$45. Planning a train trip to Rochester within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Cleveland over the next 7 days is C$29. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Cleveland to Rochester by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$30 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cleveland to Rochester in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$48 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Rochester from Cleveland will be about C$36.15 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Cleveland to Rochester?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Cleveland, Ohio to Rochester, New York. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited23h 58m$36.84

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cleveland to Rochester during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Cleveland to Rochester?

The distance between Cleveland and Rochester is approximately 238 miles, or 383 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 58 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 Cleveland to Rochester 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 Cleveland at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Cleveland to Rochester?

Trains leave the station in Cleveland twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Rochester with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rochester to Cleveland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cleveland to Rochester for $86.78.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cleveland?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Cleveland.

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Arrival stations

Rochester has one train station.

Need a return trip from Rochester to Cleveland?

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