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New York to Rochester, NY bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration6h 35m
Trips per day5
Bus lines4
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Price trends for buses from New York to Rochester

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JunJun

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Rochester
4.8
Based on 18 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
5.0
Value
3.3
Condition
4.3
Philip
5.0
January 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Driver great bus super clean
Ramsha
4.0
November 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
that it was safe.
Cons
the seats comfortability level.
Tips
don't expect to be arriving on time.
Desiree
4.0
July 6, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I loved that there was a cup holder and an outlet for my phone.
Cons
Not sure. Bigger seats that recline?

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Cadeena
5.0
October 31, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The price and distance

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Trailways NY Pool report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.4
Staff
4.6
Value
3.4
Condition
4.2
Yasemin
5.0
December 25, 2019Vacation
Pros
Driver was nice professional and friendly.
Cons
seats could be improved to comforteble
Alessio
4.0
September 29, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
Not many stops
Cons
WiFi, leg room
Tips
N/A
Sarah
5.0
August 30, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Comfortable seats, plenty of legroom, free water bottles. Rest stop after 4 hours. Very friendly driver. Departure and arrival on time. Room for carry on luggage. In seat charger.
Cons
Bathroom cleanliness. Wifi connection on board.
Tips
The wifi connection is extremely unreliable, would recommend downloading things you need ahead of time.
Luzidali
5.0
May 31, 2019Visiting family
Pros
That I was able to see the nature and

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 56 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.8
Value
4.4
Condition
5.0
Philip
5.0
February 29, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Great from Beginning to end
Martha
5.0
January 4, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The driver was very professional.
Bahaa
5.0
November 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
They provided free water for us The driver was really nice
Nathanael
5.0
November 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The views
Cons
The buses broke down on my way to Rochester and on my trip back to NYC.
Tips
Bring snacks
Cody
5.0
October 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Vern was great. Having movies seriously helped with being on a bus for seven hours. Movie selection was good. Complimentary water was a nice touch.
Cons
WiFi didn't work the one time I tried it. Although the network showed up under networks on my phone so it's possible other people were using it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What buses go to Rochester from New York City?

Five companies offer bus trips from New York to Rochester: Adirondack Trailways, Greyhound, Megabus, Trailways NY Pool and OurBus. OurBus and Megabus have the cheapest average prices of the group, but with only 1 OurBus and 3 Megabus trips per day, tickets may sell out quickly, so make sure to book in advance.

Is there a train from New York to Rochester?

Yes, there are three Amtrak Lines that offer service from New York City to Rochester: Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited and Amtrak Maple Leaf.

However, with only 4 daily trips between them — the absolute shortest train ride taking about 6 hours 40 minutes with tickets costing around $70 — the train may not be the most efficient or budget-friendly way for you to get to Rochester. Bus trips on this route take as little as 5 hours 35 minutes and cost an average of $44. With 19 daily trips, it will also be easier to find a bus that fits your schedule.

What is the best way to get to Rochester from NYC?

The best way to get to Rochester from NYC depends on your priorities, but taking the bus is a great option. The bus costs just $44 on average, compared to an average price of $69.50 for a train ticket and a much higher price for a flight. The bus can also be even faster than a train, taking as little as 5 hours 35 minutes to make a trip that takes a train at least 6 hours 38 minutes.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $23.71 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Rochester. Buses from Rochester to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $23.71 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $35.57 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 251 miles (404 kilometers) from New York to Rochester. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Rochester. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Rochester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Rochester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 New York to Rochester, NY; ticket prices start at $53.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Rochester?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Rochester. Greyhound offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of buses on its daily schedule.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound27h 15m$45.08
Megabus37h 42m$25.51
OurBus17h 4m$31.54
Trailways NY Pool16h 35m$49.00

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York, New York has two bus stations with service to Rochester, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Rochester?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Rochester, New York:

  • Trailways Term - 186 Cumberland St
  • 368 Jefferson Rd

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