Parent and Family Relations provides the following information and links to help you and your student make plans for transportation over holidays and school breaks. None of the services listed below are in any way affiliated with The University of Rochester, and the University expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to using these services. We cannot guarantee service, nor be responsible for any personal injury or property damage that arises from use. The options listed above are all independent companies. We encourages all prospective customers to exercise their own judgment when making decisions to utilize a service.
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My Bus Home will arrange one-way and round trip transportation for the 2019-2020 academic breaks in private, fully insured motor coach buses with restrooms, DVD and Wi-Fi.The buses pick up on campus and go to/from a central location in:
- Allentown, PA, Bridgewater, NJ, NYC, and Jericho, Long Island
- Albany, NY and Ludlow and Newton, MA
- Mechanicsburg, PA, Columbia, MD and Arlington, VA (if there is sufficient interest)
Maximum occupancy is 50 students per bus. A minimum of 30 students is required. Please visit My Bus Home for more information and to reserve seats.Reservation Deadlines for 2019-2020 Academic Year:
- Fall Break: September 17, 2019
- Thanksgiving Break: October 28, 2019
- Winter Break (Departing UR): DEADLINE EXTENDED to December 2, 2019
- Winter Break (Returning to UR): December 19, 2019
- Spring Break: February 9, 2020
- End of the Academic Year: April 8, 2020
Greyhound offers the largest network of bus services at a reasonable price, and buses feature onboard wifi. Visit Greyhound for more information.
Megabus markets itself on having the lowest-cost bus ticket prices along certain routes. Please visit Megabus for more information.
For over 85 years, Trailways of New York has been operating comfortable, safe, affordable and reliable scheduled bus service throughout New York State and to the nearby destinations.Trailways buses travel from Rochester to/from a central location in:
- Syracuse, NY
- Binghamton, NY
- New York City (pick up on campus on Fridays; depart NYC on Sundays)
- Utica, NY
- Albany, NY
- Boston, MA
Please visit Trailways for more information.
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Amtrak provides affordable rail service along 3 routes. Trains depart from the Louise M. Slaughter station, which opened in 2017, in downtown Rochester.
Please visit Amtrak for more information.
The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is located just 2.5 miles west of campus. The airport hosts 6 airlines servicing 19 non-stop destinations.
Larger airports in the area include Buffalo Niagara (BUF) and Toronto Pearson (YYZ), providing more destinations a few hours' away. Both can be reasonably accessed from Rochester by bus, but the University does not provide shuttle service to the airports.
RideAmigos, the Department of Parking and Transportation Management's ridesharing program, connects commuters, provides transportation options, and offers sustainable choices. Students can manage their daily campus commuting needs, arrange trips home during holiday breaks, locate transportation to off-campus community events, and more. In addition to advanced rideshare and carpooling features, students can also make quick and convenient connections to other alternative modes of transportation, such as Zipcar, public transit, and walking and cycling routes.
Your student can get a ride in minutes with the Uber or Lyft apps. Both companies provide service to the greater Rochester area, and are a great option to get to the airport or bus station. The University of Rochester is not affiliated with Uber or Lyft. If you have specific ride questions, please contact the companies directly.