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Rochester is easily accessible via the NYS Thruway (I-90), and Downtown Rochester is only a 20 minute drive from the Thruway exit. Rochester’s well-maintained highway system usually allows traversing the county in less than 30 minutes.

The Downtown Amtrak station services east and westbound departures and arrivals daily. 

The Rochester Transit Authority (RTS) Transit Center is located downtown. From there visitors can take the bus to attractions and neighborhoods around the city and region at a low rate. All day passes are also available for purchase.

Taxi cab drivers in the city of Rochester are trained yearly on hospitality and regional knowledge.

There are a number of private shuttle operators that organize special trips and outings for your meeting or convention. Ask your Visit Rochester meeting and convention rep for details.

Driving Time Estimates

Albany, NY:  220 miles, 3.5 hrs
Baltimore, MD:  348 miles, 6.5 hrs
Boston, MA:  392 miles, 6.5 hrs
Cleveland, OH:   253 miles,  4.5 hrs
Detroit, MI:  326 miles,  7.0 hrs
Hartford, CT:  336 miles,  5.5 hrs
New York, NY:   314 miles,  6.0 hrs
Niagara Falls, NY:   84 miles,  1.5 hrs
Philadelphia, PA:   340 miles,  6.5 hrs
Pittsburgh, PA:     284 miles,  5.0 hrs
Toronto, ON: 170 miles,  3.5 hrs
Washington, DC:  390 miles,  7.5 hrs