Travel from Rochester to St. Petersburg

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$125 | 1d 9h 59min Flight$381 | 7h 30min Bus161 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$126
    1d 10h 27min · 191 lb of CO2
  2. Flight$381
    7h 30min · 673 lb of CO2
  3. Train$238
    1d 4h 50min · 315 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$148
    18h 39min · 211 lb of CO2

Rochester to St. Petersburg Buses

bus tickets from Rochester to Saint Petersburg

$126 · 1d 10h 27min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $126
Travel Duration
1d 10h 27min

bus tickets from Rochester to Tampa

$125 · 1d 9h 59min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $125
Travel Duration
1d 9h 59min

bus tickets from Geneseo to Saint Petersburg

$202 · 1d 5h 5min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $202
Travel Duration
1d 5h 5min

bus tickets from Rochester to Sarasota

$129 · 1d 11h 16min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $129
Travel Duration
1d 11h 16min

Rochester to St. Petersburg Flights

bus tickets from ROC to TPA

$381 · 7h 30min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $381
Travel Duration
7h 30min

bus tickets from ROC to SRQ

$387 · 7h 36min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $387
Travel Duration
7h 36min

Rochester to St. Petersburg Trains

train tickets from Rochester to Tampa

$238 · 1d 4h 50min
AmtrakAmtrak ROC train to TPA
Train Tickets
About $238
Travel Duration
1d 4h 50min
Rochester - ROC
Amtrak from ROC to NYPAmtrak · 5h 44minMaple Leaf
New York City - NYP
Amtrak from NYP to TPAAmtrak · 23h 5minSilver Star
Tampa - TPA

Drive from Rochester to St. Petersburg

Driving from Rochester to St. Petersburg

$148 · 18h 39min

It's 1100 miles between Rochester to St. Petersburg. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 39min and 19h 35min from Rochester to St. Petersburg under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 31min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to St. Petersburg by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $148.

Our recommendation to St. Petersburg

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Rochester to St. Petersburg?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, flight, train or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Rochester to St. Petersburg FL - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Rochester to St. Petersburg. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to St. Petersburg is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Rochester/St. Petersburg buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Rochester is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Rochester NY and St. Petersburg during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Rochester to St. Petersburg? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of St. Petersburg traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to St. Petersburg is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Rochester to St. Petersburg?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Rochester to St. Petersburg is by bus. The bus costs $125 roughly and will take 1 day 9 hours 59 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Rochester to St. Petersburg?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Rochester area and St. Petersburg, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 4 hours 50 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ROC Rochester Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from Rochester. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

How long does it take from Rochester to St. Petersburg by car?

The total distance between Rochester and St. Petersburg is 1100 miles and will take you about 18 hours 39 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $148.

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