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Cheap train tickets from New York to Rochester, NY

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How much are train tickets from New York to Rochester, NY?

Lowest Price£43.25
Fastest Train6h 38m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Rochester
4.8
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
5.0
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Mary
4.0
3 August 2019Vacation
Pros
Staff friendly, helpful seats were better than airplane. Some freedom to move about and the dining car was nice.
Cons
The air conditioning wasn’t working very well. The bathroom was kinda gross (not your fault) another customer must have left a mess.. but it would have been nice if there was a way to clean it up a bit before you use it. Free WiFi would be nice too for such a long trip
Tips
Enjoy the ride.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Vincenza
5.0
30 September 2019Vacation
Pros
Very convenient way to travel
Donald
5.0
30 May 2019Business
Pros
The train was on time arrival in New York city, but about 45 minutes late on the return trip to Rochester.
Cons
On time both ways would be helpful!

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
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)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Colista
5.0
2 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
I loved the windows and the very very spacious seats. I was able to rest a lot.
Cons
Hmmmm, I say nothing. Nothing needed to be improved. The ride was very comfortable thank you.
Tips
Enjoy the spacious seats!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from New York to Rochester, NY?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from New York to Rochester is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New York to Rochester was £52.88. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £12.85 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from New York to Rochester, NY?

The distance between New York and Rochester is approximately 250.99 miles, or 403.82 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 38 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from New York to Rochester?

On Friday trains from New York to Rochester are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from New York to Rochester?

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Rochester. On the route to Rochester 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Empire Service offers the most scheduled departures between New York to Rochester, usually offering 1.967 trips per day. 4 train trips per day are direct connections to Rochester, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from New York to Rochester, NY, which start at £0.82.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from New York to Rochester

Amtrak Empire Service

Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from New York to Rochester start from £54.68, and on average cost £57.75. Daily there are 1.966667 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Rochester. Amtrak Empire Service in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Rochester trains arrive at Louise M. Slaughter Station,

From New York to Rochester train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 6 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rochester faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 38 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 1.875 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £62.84 for a one-way train ticket to Rochester.

Avg. Time
6h 39m
Avg. Price
£57.75

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from New York to Rochester start from £43.25, and on average cost £53.98. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to Rochester. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Rochester trains arrive at Louise M. Slaughter Station,

From New York to Rochester train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 7 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rochester faster, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 38 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Rochester on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Lake Shore Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost £60.49 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Avg. Time
7h 27m
Avg. Price
£53.98

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Amtrak Maple Leaf train tickets from New York to Rochester start from £54.68, and on average cost £56.64. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Maple Leaf schedules to Rochester. Amtrak Maple Leaf in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Rochester trains arrive at Louise M. Slaughter Station,

From New York to Rochester train travel on Amtrak Maple Leaf takes 6 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rochester faster, Amtrak Maple Leaf offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 38 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Rochester on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Maple Leaf scheduled trip per day, which will cost £59.49 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Avg. Time
6h 42m
Avg. Price
£56.64

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart New York on their way to Rochester:
  • Penn Station
There is one train station where trains from New York arrive in Rochester:
  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

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