Flights to Rochester, NY

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When is the best time to fly to Rochester, NY?

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Nicknamed “The Flower City”, Rochester is famous for dazzling floral displays that can be admired year-round at outdoor and indoor venues. The city has four distinct seasons, with spring and summer being the most popular times with tourists. Spring, with its blooming gardens and parks to explore, can still be quite cold with temperature highs ranging from 36 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer is a great time for warm weather travelers to visit with an average temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit and plenty of outdoor activities to experience. Lower temperatures in fall slow tourism down considerably. Average highs are 46 – 81 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you’re looking for better deals on hotels, fall may work for you; just be prepared for the chance of snow. During winter, temperatures drop even more to freezing levels, so there are plenty of cold weather activities like ice-skating, skiing and sledding to look forward to. Every month, Rochester sees at least 5 days of precipitation, so always be prepared and bring along a jacket or umbrella.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Rochester, New York?

The best price found on momondo to Rochester, New York was $40/pp from Chicago, which is 93% cheaper than the average flight price to Rochester, New York. To find the cheapest price to Rochester, New York from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Rochester, New York?

The cheapest month to fly to Rochester, New York from United States is in March. Flight prices, which tend to average around $148, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you are unable to visit Rochester, New York during the month of March, then departing from United States during the month January is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $157.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Rochester, New York?

In general, most travelers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Rochester, New York is about 35 days prior to their departure date when tickets on average are $195. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Rochester, New York from United States for as low as $97 on momondo.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Rochester, New York?

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Rochester, New York from United States is on a Thursday. momondo users have found tickets for Thursday departures for as low as $194. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Sunday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Rochester, New York on Sunday is $224.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Rochester, New York?

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Rochester, New York is in the afternoon. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Rochester, New York in the afternoon for as low as $208. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Try not to purchase tickets in the evening because they tend to be around $217. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

Is there a good place to hike near Rochester?

Locals of Rochester and tourists both agree that Hunter Mountain Ski Resort is a great place to go for a hike and to take in the scenery the area has to offer. If you plan on hiking during your visit, consider booking your flight to Rochester for March, April, or October. This is when you’ll find pristine hiking conditions for either mountains or trails. If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Rochester for May, June, and September. Parks like Highland Park are popular hot spots in those months.

When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Rochester?

If your plan is to spend time at Ontario Beach Park while visiting Rochester, momondo recommends you plan your trip for July when the temperatures are typically higher and the chance of rain is low.

When are the weather conditions best for skiing in Rochester?

Typically, the best ski conditions are found in January, when the temperatures are lower and there is a chance of fresh snow. Popular places to ski in the Rochester area include Hunter Mountain Ski Resort. Alternatively, Holiday Valley Ski Area is also a very popular ski mountain in the Rochester area.

Is there an alternative airport near Rochester, New York?

Buffalo Airport, Niagara Falls Airport, Ithaca Tompkins County Airport, Syracuse Hancock Intl Airport or Elmira Corning-Elmira Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Rochester, New York.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Rochester, New York?

The cheapest airport near Rochester, New York is typically Ithaca Tompkins County Airport with an average price of $547/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Rochester, New York?

Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Rochester, New York. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, European Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the countries named don't have to isolate for two weeks, unless they have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you are planning to travel to Rochester, New York at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Rochester, New York flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Rochester, New York found recently by users on momondo
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JetBlue
Nov 23
BOS
Boston Logan Intl
1h 25m
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
Nov 27
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
1h 15m
BOS
Boston Logan Intl
United Airlines
Nov 17
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Washington Dulles Intl
1h 22m
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
Dec 3
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
1h 05m
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
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Dec 9
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Washington Dulles Intl
4h 00m
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ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
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ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
1h 18m
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
American Airlines
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IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
4h 17m
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ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
Jan 27
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
5h 19m
1 stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Delta
Nov 10
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
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ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
Nov 17
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
8h 34m
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IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
Nov 10
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
5h 09m
1 stop
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
Nov 17
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
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IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Rochester Greater Rochester Intl

If you're looking for one-way flights to Rochester, New York, view some of our deals below provided by JetBlue, United Airlines and American Airlines
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JetBlue
Nov 24
BOS
Boston Logan Intl
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Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
United Airlines
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Washington Dulles Intl
1h 13m
ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl
American Airlines
Dec 2
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
4h 17m
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ROC
Rochester Greater Rochester Intl

Which airlines fly to Rochester, NY?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Rochester, New York

Airlines flying direct to Rochester from major U.S. cities include Delta, Southwest Airlines, jetBlue, American Airlines and United. Alaskan Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines also offer flights with one or more stops.


How to get from the airport to Rochester, NY city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Rochester along with the distance from the city center

Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)

ROC is located just 3 miles southwest of Downtown Rochester and offers plenty of transportation to get you where you need to go.

Shuttles, limousines, and sedans

When traveling to and from the airport, there are affordable shuttle services for everyone. Search for rides at ROC website .

Taxis

Taxis are always on hand to take you into the city. A ride to Downtown Rochester will cost $20.00 USD and takes about 10 minutes. For those who like to plan, there is the option to book ahead and reserve a taxi.

Public Transportation

To get downtown, take the 6 / 6X bus to Transit Center. The trip will take approximately 25 minutes and cost just $1.00 USD. Buses run from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily.

Car Rentals

Maximize your travel budget by renting a car to get around. The best deals on car rentals are available through momondo.


Popular routes to Rochester, New York

Most frequently searched flights to Rochester, New York along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Washington to Rochester Flights
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How to get around in Rochester, NY?

Rochester has a wonderful system in place to allow you to explore downtown on foot. Look for the blue Skyway logo to enter enclosed, elevated walkways and underground tunnels. For those of you who don’t wish to walk, there are plenty of Rochester NY transportation options available.

Buses

The Regional Transit Service (RTS) is a clean and efficient system, designed to accommodate travelers headed to and from downtown. A ride will cost you $1.00 USD and the ticket is valid for 1 hour, so be sure to get one if you plan on switching buses. Another option is to buy the day pass for $3.00 USD or, if you’re sticking around, the 5 day pass for $14.00 USD. Buses run from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. so early risers and night owls alike can enjoy the service.

Taxis

Taxis are a more convenient way to get around Rochester. Prices are set by the city at $0.50 USD per 1/6 mile plus $2.00 USD per additional passenger. Sometimes taxis will cost more due to poor weather or for a pickup.

Cycling

Rent a bike and enjoy an afternoon cycling in Rochester. A favorite spot is the Genesee Riverway Trail where you’ll see plenty of cyclists in the summer. A quiet downtown, traffic-wise, means it’s easier and safer for cyclists to explore the city. Give it a try, but don’t forget your helmet!

Car Rentals

Rochester is an easy city to get around with a car. There are rarely intense traffic rushes and the expressways in and out of Downtown Rochester are well designed and easy to navigate. There is plenty of parking in the city between street parking, public lots and parking garages. Most lots will charge $5.00 USD a day.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Rochester, NY?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Rochester, NY

Things to do and places of interest in Rochester, NY

Rochester is a beautiful city with over 12,000 acres of parkland to explore. Once the largest manufacturer of flour in the United States, it is now a hugely popular destination for festivals and exhibitions. Here are a few things to do when you travel to Rochester NY.

  • No visit to Rochester is complete without visiting Highland Park, a meticulously landscaped park featuring 150 acres of indigenous and exotic flora, various monuments, and an arboretum.
  • Finger Lakes Wine Country is a must for wine lovers. Go taste some local wine while trying out activities such as pottery, weaving and painting.
  • Take a trip to the Strong National Museum of Play and discover the history of play in an interactive and immersive experience that is sure to delight all ages.
  • Stop by Artisan Works, an art gallery dedicated to showing off the talents of local artists. Artists in residence work there daily so be sure to catch them making some art in real-time.
  • The Charlotte – Genesee Lighthouse sits on the edge of beautiful Lake Ontario. The 1822-dated lighthouse is still in working order and open to the public. Climb 40 feet to the top and enjoy the view.
  • Seabreeze Amusement Park is the perfect place for a family outing with over 70 attractions. It’s both a theme park and a water park so be prepared for a day of fun!

Tips and tricks for visiting Rochester, NY

Pack and dress warmly for the winter weather, and if you aren’t used to snowy conditions, its best to leave the driving to the taxis.

Like any city, there are some parts that are best avoided. If you visit upper Monroe Ave and Clinton Ave, be sure to have a taxi pick you up.

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