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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Philadelphia to Rochester. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Rochester usually takes around 10 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 8 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance255 mi (411 km)
Fastest train8h 33m
Lowest price£50.42
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Rochester?

In the last month, £60.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Rochester, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £39.69 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£96£64£32JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Rochester will vary between £53 and £89. Planning a train trip to Rochester within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is £61. 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

£89£71£53£36£18JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to Rochester by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £60 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Rochester in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £81 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

£107£85£64£43£213020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Rochester from Philadelphia will be about £39.69 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Rochester?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Rochester, New York. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak510h 18m£72.77
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Rochester every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £50.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Rochester?

The distance between Philadelphia and Rochester is approximately 255 miles, or 411 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 33 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 Philadelphia 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 Sunday 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 Philadelphia at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. 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 Philadelphia to Rochester?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rochester to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Rochester for £25.55.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train to Rochester.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Arrival stations

Rochester has one train station.

Need a return trip from Rochester to Philadelphia?

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