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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Rochester?

Lowest Price$53.00
Fastest Train6h 38m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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 train 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, train 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.

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

In the last month, $53.00 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Rochester, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $39.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New York to Rochester?

The distance between New York and Rochester is approximately 251 miles, or 404 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 38 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 New York to Rochester are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Sunday 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 New York at 10:00am 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 New York to Rochester?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New York to Rochester.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rochester to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Rochester for $45.00.

Which train should you take from New York to Rochester?

2 train services operate from New York, New York to Rochester, New York. Amtrak Empire Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service26h 39m$59.22
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited17h 27m$57.19

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Rochester has one train station:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

Price trends for trains from New York to Rochester

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25SepOct

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Rochester, NY
4.8
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
5.0
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Mary
4.0
August 3, 2019Vacation
Pros
Staff friendly, helpful seats were better than airplane. Some freedom to move about and the dining car was nice.
Cons
The air conditioning wasn’t working very well. The bathroom was kinda gross (not your fault) another customer must have left a mess.. but it would have been nice if there was a way to clean it up a bit before you use it. Free WiFi would be nice too for such a long trip
Tips
Enjoy the ride.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Vincenza
5.0
September 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
Very convenient way to travel
Donald
5.0
May 30, 2019Business
Pros
The train was on time arrival in New York city, but about 45 minutes late on the return trip to Rochester.
Cons
On time both ways would be helpful!

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Maple Leaf report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Colista
5.0
January 2, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I loved the windows and the very very spacious seats. I was able to rest a lot.
Cons
Hmmmm, I say nothing. Nothing needed to be improved. The ride was very comfortable thank you.
Tips
Enjoy the spacious seats!

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