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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Newark to Rochester. Traveling by bus from Newark to Rochester usually takes around 8 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance243 mi (392 km)
Shortest duration5h 45m
Cheapest price$38.48
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Newark to Rochester

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Mateus

January 3, 2022- Business

Greyhound

Pros: Good driver and also friendly. Had no problems at all. Cons: It was a long trip in a pretty crowded bus, so I think more COVID-19 preventive measures should be adopted, like hand sanitizers, masks, negative tests requirement, there was nobody checking if the anti COVID-19 measures were been followed inside the bus (and in fact they were not). Tips: Wear masks.

4.0

Ciaran

October 18, 2019- Business

Greyhound

Wi Fi did not seem to work.

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Rochester?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Rochester cost $46.98 on average. Tickets cheaper than $46.98 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.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Newark to Rochester, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $55. However, taking the bus from Newark to Rochester during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $69. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 22 days in advance to save up to $33.17.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Rochester?

There are 3 bus lines from Newark to Rochester available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways37h 37m$66.98
FlixBus US37h 20m$69.35
Greyhound58h 47m$62.30
  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • 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 Newark 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 5 bus trips from Newark to Rochester every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Rochester usually start from $38.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 243 miles from Newark to Rochester. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 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.

Because many passengers travel from Newark to Rochester at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Rochester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Rochester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark to Rochester; ticket prices start at $59.00.

City Information

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

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 Newark?

Main departure station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

Most buses depart from the main station in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

Where does the bus arrive in Rochester?

Main arrival station: Rochester Bus Stop

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Rochester.

All bus stations in Rochester:

  • Rochester Bus Stop

  • 186 Cumberland St

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