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Journey Information

Rochester to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$30.00
Shortest Duration5h 50m
Trips per day7
Bus lines5

Rochester to New York Route Map

Rochester New York

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a bus from Rochester to New York compare to a flight?

A bus ticket from Rochester to New York is cheaper than a flight. One-way nonstop flights generally cost between $75 and $150, whereas a bus ticket averages about $40. A flight would be faster, though—a one-way nonstop flight usually takes around 1 hour 30 minutes, compared to a bus trip that takes at least 5 hours 35 minutes.

What is the cheapest bus from Rochester to New York?

The cheapest bus ticket from Rochester to New York is usually from OurBus. An OurBus ticket averages about $44 on this route, but there is only 1 trip per day, so tickets may sell out quickly. Megabus and Adirondack Trailways are only slightly more expensive, and the companies with the most trips, Trailways NY Pool and Greyhound, still only average $55 and $52 per ticket, respectively.

Is Rochester to New York City a good day-trip?

No, Rochester to New York City does not make for a good day-trip. With bus trips that last at least 5 hours 35 minutes, it’s best to stay in New York City overnight to take full advantage of your time in The Big Apple.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Rochester to New York right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $45.73 was the low point for bus fares from Rochester to New York. Buses from New York to Rochester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $45.73 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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $17.44 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 251 miles (404 kilometers) from Rochester, NY to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 50 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?

Because many passengers travel from Rochester to New York 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Rochester?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Rochester to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Rochester to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from New York to New York without transferring.

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

What bus companies travel from Rochester to New York?

There are 5 bus lines from Rochester, New York to New York, New York. With 4 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
Greyhound46h 58m$51.90
OurBus26h 7m$49.39
PandaNY Bus15h 50m$36.31
Trailways NY18h 44m$55.01
Trailways NY Pool16h 46m$52.73

Where does the bus leave from in Rochester?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Rochester, New York. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Trailways Term - 186 Cumberland St
  • 368 Jefferson Rd
  • 733 Monroe Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Buses arrive in New York at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge, Slip 2 - 4211 Broadway
  • 194 Canal Street
  • 368 Park Ave S

Price trends for buses from Rochester to New York

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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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
4.5
Based on 22 ratings and reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 38 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.8
Value
3.3
Condition
3.6
Rocio
5.0
September 7, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The driver bus was nice, we got at time to NYC, he was clear when he talked us.
Cons
I thinks is better starting respect the number seats that you allocated us, because COVID 19.
Lateyfa
4.0
October 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was a good ride there w a few stops to stretch your legs.
Cons
The bus driver was extremely RUDE. Telling people couldnt talk, when we were talking low not loud at all. Told another customer to be quiet. When he said he’s sorry, he’s hard of hearing; the bus driver said oh well don’t care, I’m not. Then proceeded to yell at them a...More
Gnai Firoza
5.0
October 19, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Yeah I like my best
Tips
No
Shana
5.0
September 22, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Clean bus Great staff !!
Tips
Bring snacks a comfy blanket and a neck pillow and enjoy the ride !!
Krishna
4.0
August 30, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Need more leg room and phone charger outlets were not working.

Based on 4 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
4.3
Staff
3.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Jose
5.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Fast

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Trailways NY Pool report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.8
Staff
3.8
Value
3.8
Condition
4.4
Li Feng
4.0
July 7, 2019Solo travel
Pros
the driver
Cons
the toilet
Tips
enjoy the road sight
Sharon
2.0
June 23, 2019Business
Pros
it was cheaper than the train
Cons
seats could be much more comfortable
Tips
bring a neck pillow
Melody
5.0
June 14, 2019
Pros
I felt very safe, the views were great and I was able to get some sleep

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.3
Condition
4.8
Carol
4.0
July 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver was very personable even though he made the rules clear
Cons
The passenger in front of me 1st row had 2seats. He moved from 1 to the other constantly, sometimes stretching across both at the same time I was with my 9 yr old grandson. The passenger had his seat back so far it felt like he was in my lap
Tips
Make it clear to the person in front of you when he puts the seat all the way back into your lap it makes your ride uncomfortable
Maya
3.0
July 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The AC on the bus
Cons
If people could stop Kicking seats that would be nice
Tips
Be respectful for others
Carmen
5.0
May 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Safe driving.
Cons
Have seat belts.
Tips
It’s a reliable company.

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