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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Rochester?

Lowest Price€44.09
Fastest Train6h 38m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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.

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

In the last month, €44.09 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Rochester, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €34.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between New York and Rochester is approximately 251 miles, or 404 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 47 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from New York to Rochester are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 New York at 10:00 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 New York to Rochester?

Trains leave the station in New York 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 New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Rochester for €24.96.

Which train should you take from New York to Rochester?

2 train services operate from New York, New York to Rochester, New York. Amtrak Empire Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service26h 39m€47.62
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited17h 27m€47.94

Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from New York to Rochester start from €44, and on average cost €48. Daily there are 2 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 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €48 for a one-way train ticket to Rochester.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from New York to Rochester start from €44, and on average cost €48. 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 €48 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Rochester has one train station:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

Price trends for trains from New York to Rochester

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Rochester, NY

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Colista

2 January 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Maple Leaf

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! 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!

5.0

Vincenza

30 September 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Very convenient way to travelVery convenient way to travel

4.0

Mary

3 August 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

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 wou... 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.More

5.0

Donald

30 May 2019 - Business

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

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! 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!

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