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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Syracuse to Rochester. Traveling by bus from Syracuse to Rochester usually takes around one hour and 40 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance74 mi (119 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$17.99
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Syracuse to Rochester

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Nyasia

April 6, 2024- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: N/a. Cons: N/a. Tips: N/a.

5.0

Branden

January 22, 2024- Business

Greyhound

Pros: The trip was simple easy and effective. Cons: A bus station or area where people can wait would be amazing not leaving them in the cold. The charging stations where also non working on the bus.

5.0

Jeff

June 19, 2023- Business

Adirondack Trailways

Easy scheduling and very affordable

5.0

Tania

October 22, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Internet bus service near syracuse ny. Cons: Announcement go let customers know bus arrived and boarding. My first time and pretty much followed crowd. Tips: Passengers are not as scary as they seem. Just ask ni ely go move over or that you want to sit next to.

5.0

Cheryl

July 2, 2022- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: The driver....friendly, helpful. Cons: I was going to say newer buses... But not today's climate. I'll ride the older modules as long as there clean, and staffed. Actually, it was the driver's natural good spirits that offset 1mil mile Betty (lol) look. Thanks for the ride. Tips: Use headset while on phone. Don't hold long conversation with champion traveler's. Get to your destination and snap pictures, talk and Skype.

How much is a bus ticket from Syracuse to Rochester?

Bus tickets for a trip from Syracuse to Rochester cost $20.00 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Syracuse to Rochester, mark your calendar for July. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $23. However, taking the bus from Syracuse to Rochester during January is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $28. The best way to find deals on a trip in January 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 21 days in advance to save up to $6.28.

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to Rochester?

There are 4 bus lines from Syracuse to Rochester available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. 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
Adirondack Trailways41h 55m$22.15
FlixBus US41h 30m$25.34
Greyhound41h 40m$25.40
OurBus11h 40m$20.12
  • 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 4 trips per day from Syracuse 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 Syracuse to Rochester every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 40 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Rochester usually start from $18.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $20, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Syracuse to Rochester if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 40 minutes to cover the 74 miles from Syracuse to Rochester. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

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, 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Syracuse to Rochester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Syracuse to Rochester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 Syracuse to Rochester; ticket prices start at $20.00.

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

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 Syracuse?

Main departure station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

Buses to Rochester leave from 3 stations in Syracuse.

All bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

  • Syracuse (Hancock Airport)

  • Syracuse University Libraries

Where does the bus arrive in Rochester?

Main arrival station: Rochester Bus Stop

Buses arrive in Rochester at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Rochester:

  • Rochester Bus Stop

  • 186 Cumberland St

  • Rochester International Airport (ROC) Arrivals

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