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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Rochester to Syracuse?

Lowest Price$19.00
Fastest Train1h 15m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rochester to Syracuse 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Rochester to Syracuse?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Rochester to Syracuse. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $21.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Rochester, NY to Syracuse, NY. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 $7.40 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Rochester to Syracuse?

The distance between Rochester and Syracuse is approximately 74 miles, or 119 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 15 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rochester to Syracuse are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday 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 Rochester at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Rochester to Syracuse?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Syracuse. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Syracuse to Rochester. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rochester to Syracuse for $23.00.

Which train should you take from Rochester to Syracuse?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rochester, New York to Syracuse, New York. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 27m$27.38
Amtrak Empire Service11h 20m$19.53
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited21h 22m$19.90
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 15m$19.54

Amtrak train tickets from Rochester to Syracuse start from $27, and on average cost $27. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Syracuse. Amtrak in Rochester leaves from Louise M. Slaughter Station, And in Syracuse trains arrive at Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt, From Rochester to Syracuse train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Syracuse faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 15 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $27 for a one-way train ticket to Syracuse.

Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Rochester to Syracuse start from $19, and on average cost $20. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Syracuse. Amtrak Empire Service in Rochester leaves from Louise M. Slaughter Station, And in Syracuse trains arrive at Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir, From Rochester to Syracuse train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 1 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Syracuse faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Syracuse on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Empire Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $20 for a one-way weekend reservation from Rochester.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train tickets from Rochester to Syracuse start from $19, and on average cost $20. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited schedules to Syracuse. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited in Rochester leaves from Louise M. Slaughter Station, And in Syracuse trains arrive at Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir, From Rochester to Syracuse train travel on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited takes 1 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Syracuse faster, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 15 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $20 for a one-way train ticket to Syracuse.

Amtrak Maple Leaf train tickets from Rochester to Syracuse start from $19, and on average cost $20. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Maple Leaf schedules to Syracuse. Amtrak Maple Leaf in Rochester leaves from Louise M. Slaughter Station, And in Syracuse trains arrive at Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir, From Rochester to Syracuse train travel on Amtrak Maple Leaf takes 1 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Syracuse on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Maple Leaf scheduled trip per day, which will cost $20 for a one-way weekend reservation from Rochester.

Where is the train station in Rochester?

There is one train station in Rochester:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

Where is the train station in Syracuse?

Syracuse receives travelers from Rochester at its two active train stations:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir
  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt

Price trends for trains from Rochester to Syracuse

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Vanessa

August 2, 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Was my first time on the train and was amazing! And very few people, easy to social distance. Cons: Could be helpful to have live feed of where train or bus is. Train was running a couple minutes late, like 15. I was also late so I was grateful but would have bee... Pros: Was my first time on the train and was amazing! And very few people, easy to social distance. Cons: Could be helpful to have live feed of where train or bus is. Train was running a couple minutes late, like 15. I was also late so I was grateful but would have been nice if I didn’t have to wonder id I’ll make it or should try for another ticket. Tips: Don’t NEED to print out to ticket. They ask foe your name on train. And I answered no ti wifi question simply because I don’t know and there was no N/A option.More

3.0

Ethyn

June 28, 2019 -

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Cons: The train left Rochester nearly 2 hours late and WiFi wasn’t available on the train. Tips: Make sure you have the Amtrak app so you can receive alerts regarding arrival and departure times. Cons: The train left Rochester nearly 2 hours late and WiFi wasn’t available on the train. Tips: Make sure you have the Amtrak app so you can receive alerts regarding arrival and departure times.

4.0

Virginia

June 10, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Room to get up and walk around.Room to get up and walk around.

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