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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from New Haven to Rochester. Traveling by bus from New Haven to Rochester usually takes around 14 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance272 mi (437 km)
Shortest duration10h 45m
Cheapest price$32.48
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from New Haven to Rochester?

Bus tickets for a trip from New Haven to Rochester cost $55.97 on average. Tickets cheaper than $55.97 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from New Haven to Rochester in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $56 to $72. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 12, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Rochester this week, bus tickets are available starting at $56.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from New Haven to Rochester, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $62. However, taking the bus from New Haven to Rochester during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $102. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 29 days in advance to save $48.69 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New Haven to Rochester?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New Haven to Rochester that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US314h 26m$76.37
Greyhound413h 58m$69.66
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from New Haven to Rochester, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from New Haven to Rochester every day, with the average journey taking around 13 hours and 58 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Rochester usually start from $32.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 14 hours to cover the 272 miles from New Haven to Rochester. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Rochester, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New Haven to Rochester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from New Haven to Rochester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New Haven to Rochester; ticket prices start at $53.00.

City Information

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

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 does the bus leave from in New Haven?

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Main departure station: New Hvn Bus Station

New Haven has two bus stations with service to Rochester.

All bus stations in New Haven:

  • New Hvn Bus Station

  • Union Station Parking Garage

Where does the bus arrive in Rochester?

Main arrival station: Rochester Bus Stop

All buses from New Haven arrive at one main station in Rochester.

All bus stations in Rochester:

  • Rochester Bus Stop

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