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Journey Information

Syracuse to Rochester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$15.00
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day4
Bus lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Syracuse to Rochester 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 Syracuse to Rochester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $15.00 was the low point for bus fares from Syracuse to Rochester. Buses from Rochester to Syracuse are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $15.00 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $21.19 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 41 minutes to cover the 74 miles (119 kilometers) from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Syracuse?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Syracuse to Rochester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Syracuse to Rochester 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 Syracuse to Rochester; ticket prices start at $19.00.

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to Rochester?

There are 5 bus lines from Syracuse, New York to Rochester, New York. With 3 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 Trailways15h 50m$28.00
Greyhound31h 39m$28.94
OurBus11h 30m$15.00
Trailways NY12h 20m$28.40
Trailways NY Pool11h 35m$28.45

Where does the bus leave from in Syracuse?

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

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir
  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt
  • Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave

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

Price trends for buses from Syracuse to Rochester

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 20, 2019Visiting friends
It felt quick, there wasn’t any problems
The WiFi, seating

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 24, 2019Solo travel
Cheap ticket. Thank you
Sit back relax and enjoy the ride

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