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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Rochester to Syracuse?

Lowest Price$19.00
Fastest Train1h 15m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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, $20.78 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 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.90 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 22 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 Friday. 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 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 6 scheduled trains on most days. 4 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 $22.00.

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 Lake Shore Limited is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 53m$27.33
Amtrak Empire Service11h 20m$19.61
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited21h 22m$19.67
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 15m$19.61

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

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rochester, NY to Syracuse, NY
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 2, 2020Visiting friends
Was my first time on the train and was amazing! And very few people, easy to social distance
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
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
June 28, 2019
The train left Rochester nearly 2 hours late and WiFi wasn’t available on the train.
Make sure you have the Amtrak app so you can receive alerts regarding arrival and departure times.
June 10, 2019Visiting family
Room to get up and walk around.

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