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Cleveland - Rochester Train Timetable

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€19.64
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)

5.0

5.0

Martin

1 July 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.

5.0

Brunilda

18 June 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.

5.0

Marycate

25 February 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, €19.64 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 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €24.80 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€38€26€13SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cleveland to Rochester will vary between €20 and €27. 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 €20. 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

€43€34€26€17€9ONDJFMAMJJAS

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 €20 – 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 €32 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

€64€51€38€26€133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Rochester from Cleveland will be about €24.80 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€27.00

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 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 Cleveland at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 05:00. 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 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 €58.93.

City Information

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

Rochester

Rochester, NY

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Perched on the shore on Lake Ontario, Rochester is an idyllic city with a small-town vibe, making it the perfect destination for those looking for some family-friendly fun. Rochester’s pride is Highland Park, which is one of the oldest arboretums in the U.S. Designed by the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the park features idyllic paths cutting through treelines and fragrant lilac bushes. If you wish to marvel at the beauty of the Genesee River’s Gorge, go on a hiking trip on the Genesee Riverway Trail. For more cultural activities, George Eastman Museum, the world’s oldest photography museum, would be a great choice.

Rochester’s food scene features many quirky dishes, including the famous local garbage plate, which features your choice of meat along with decadent sides. For the best garbage plates, you might want to check out Nick Tahou Hots.

The city’s busiest bus station is the Trailways Terminal downtown. The station serves several bus carriers, including New York Trailways, Greyhound and OurBus, among others. The principal Amtrak train station is Louis M. Slaughter Station, which is located just across the street from the bus station. Rochester is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s commercial air services are served by the Greater Rochester International Airport, located 3 miles southwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cleveland?

Departure stations

The Amtrak Station on Cleveland Memorial Shoreway is directly adjacent to the NFL Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium and the expansive Lake Erie beyond. Pro tip: sit on the North side of the train to catch a glimpse of the lake on your way out of town! This station is a stop for Amtrak’s Capitol Limited line from DC to Chicago and the Lake Shore Limited line from Chicago to New York City or Boston. Cleveland’s local Rapid Transit Waterfront Line also serves this station for service within the city. In the immediate area surrounding the station, you’ll find the Great Lakes Science Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, and several hotels and restaurants for convenience during your travels.

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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