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Springfield - Rochester Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Springfield to Rochester. Traveling by train from Springfield to Rochester usually takes around 7 hours and 44 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance265 mi (427 km)
Fastest train7h 44m
Lowest price$42.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Springfield, MA to Rochester, NY

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Oscar

April 17, 2020

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Q. Disfruten el viaje en tren es muy relajante

Q. Disfruten el viaje en tren es muy relajante

5.0

Carmelo

February 7, 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Beautiful views

Beautiful views

5.0

Carole

November 10, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Relaxing, comfortable, spacious, no hassles. Cons: The announcements on the train. Can't hear them or the sound cuts in and out so you have no idea what's being said or what they are talking about. Loud speaker announcements as to the name of the next stop. Ti...

Pros: Relaxing, comfortable, spacious, no hassles. Cons: The announcements on the train. Can't hear them or the sound cuts in and out so you have no idea what's being said or what they are talking about. Loud speaker announcements as to the name of the next stop. Tips: Sit back and relax!

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What is the price of a train ticket from Springfield to Rochester?

In the last month, $42.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield, MA to Rochester, NY. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Springfield to Rochester will vary between $42 and $49. Planning a train trip to Rochester within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Springfield over the next 7 days is $42. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Springfield to Rochester by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $43 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Springfield to Rochester in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $49 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Rochester from Springfield will be about $11.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to Rochester?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Springfield, Massachusetts to Rochester, New York. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited27h 44m$45.75

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Springfield to Rochester during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 train journey from Springfield to Rochester?

The distance between Springfield and Rochester is approximately 265 miles, or 427 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 44 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Springfield to Rochester are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Springfield at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Springfield to Rochester?

Trains leave the station in Springfield twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Rochester faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rochester to Springfield. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Springfield to Rochester for $78.00.

City Information

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 is the train station in Springfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Springfield.

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Arrival stations

Rochester has one train station.

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