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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Syracuse to Rochester. Traveling by bus from Syracuse to Rochester usually takes around one hour and 49 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance74 mi (119 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$14.00
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Latrell

September 20, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It felt quick, there wasn’t any problems. Cons: The WiFi, seating.

Pros: It felt quick, there wasn’t any problems. Cons: The WiFi, seating.

5.0

Lisa

August 24, 2019- Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: Cheap ticket. Thank you. Cons: Unknown. Tips: Sit back relax and enjoy the ride.

Pros: Cheap ticket. Thank you. Cons: Unknown. Tips: Sit back relax and enjoy the ride.

How much is a bus ticket from Syracuse to Rochester?

The average price for a bus ticket to Rochester is $14.00, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Syracuse to Rochester is expected to range from $25 to $43. If you are looking to travel to Rochester within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $30. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $25 and can be found on December 18, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Syracuse to Rochester by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $28 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $30.08 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to Rochester?

There are 5 bus lines from Syracuse 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 Trailways14h 31m$39.23
Greyhound51h 39m$34.76
OurBus11h 21m$14.00
Trailways NY12h 20m$38.93
Trailways NY Pool21h 37m$36.96
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from Syracuse to Rochester from $31. Typically there is one Adirondack Trailways schedule per day from Syracuse to Rochester and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Rochester. In Syracuse, Adirondack Trailways departs to Rochester from Syracuse Hancock Arpt . In Rochester, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Trailways Term - 186 Cumberland St .

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Syracuse to Rochester takes 4 hours and 31 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Rochester in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Rochester.

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 Syracuse to Rochester every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 39 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Rochester usually start from $26.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $14, 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.

  • Trailways NY

    Trailways NY

    Book Trailways NY from Syracuse to Rochester from $31. Typically there is one Trailways NY schedule per day from Syracuse to Rochester and you can expect on average to pay for a Trailways NY ticket to Rochester. In Syracuse, Trailways NY departs to Rochester from Syracuse Hancock Arpt . In Rochester, Trailways NY arrives at Trailways Term - 186 Cumberland St .

    An average trip on Trailways NY from Syracuse to Rochester takes 2 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available Trailways NY trip will get you to Rochester in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Trailways NY offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Rochester.

  • Trailways NY Pool

    Trailways NY Pool

    Book Trailways NY Pool from Syracuse to Rochester from $29. There are 2 trips per day offered by Trailways NY Pool from Syracuse to Rochester and you can expect on average to pay for a Trailways NY Pool ticket to Rochester. In Syracuse, Trailways NY Pool departs to Rochester from Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir . In Rochester, Trailways NY Pool arrives at Trailways Term - 186 Cumberland St .

    An average trip on Trailways NY Pool from Syracuse to Rochester takes 1 hours and 37 minutes , while the fastest available Trailways NY Pool trip will get you to Rochester in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Trailways NY Pool offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Rochester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Syracuse to Rochester during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Syracuse to Rochester?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 49 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.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Syracuse?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am 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 bus schedules are there most days?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Syracuse to Rochester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 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 $19.00.

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?

Departure stations

Opened in 1998, the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (commonly referred to as the RTC) serves as a multi-service stop for travel throughout Central New York. The Transportation Center serves several Amtrak train lines, including the Empire Service, the Maple Leaf, and the Lake Shore Limited, as well as Greyhound and Trailways buses. As the central ground travel hub in Syracuse, the station provides transport for roughly 153,000 people annually. In addition to providing easy access to local landmarks such as the Destiny USA shopping center and the NBT Bank Stadium, the RTC can also take you further afield to popular destinations such as Niagara Falls, New York City, and Washington, D.C., among other places. At the RTC, you will find a Dunkin' Donuts, as well as a Great States newsstand. The free WiFi and climate-controlled waiting area make it a pleasant place to wait for your bus or train.

All bus stations in Syracuse:

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

  • Syracuse Hancock Arpt

  • Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Rochester?

Arrival stations

The intercity Trailways Terminal at 186 Cumberland St is the main bus station in Rochester, NY, and offers convenient travel right from the city's Central Business District. Both New York Trailways and Greyhound operate from the Trailways Terminal. The station offers a small indoor waiting area. Charles Carroll Plaza, Genesee Crossroads Park, and Aqueduct Park are among the popular places near the bus station. You can catch a bus from the Trailways Terminal to various destinations like New York City, Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Ithaca. Locally, you can easily catch a public transit bus from Rochester Trailways Terminal to the Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport. In addition, the bus station is a short walk away from Amtrak's Louise M. Slaughter Station.

All bus stations in Rochester:

  • Trailways Term - 186 Cumberland St

  • Rochester International Airport (ROC) Arrivals

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