From Rochester Amtrak station to Penn Station, the train ride is approximately 7 hours and 10 minutes.
Along the way, you will travel through the woodsy Central New York destinations of Rome, Utica, and Amsterdam. Read about these Amtrak stops and travel suggestions here.
Also, you will travel through the beautiful Hudson River-side communities of Hudson, Rhinecliff, Poughkeepsie, Croton-Harmon and Yonkers. Read about these Amtrak stops and travel suggestions here.
While traveling on Amtrak from Rochester to NYC, be sure to sit on the right side of the train for a gorgeous view of the river, the Catskill Mountains and the Palisades as you approach Manhattan.
Looking for things to do in New York City? From Penn Station in New York City, the 1, 2, 3, A, C and E Subway trains are available for easy uptown and downtown travel, with the D, F, M, N, Q, R and W trains a short walk away. Madison Square Garden, The High Line, Empire State Building and Times Square are all nearby the station and a great way to the spend the day in the Big Apple. Read through these other great recommendations from New York City concierges for their favorite attractions throughout NYC.
Amtrak Trains from Rochester to NYC
Empire Service (13 stops)
Lake Shore Limited (7 stops)
Maple Leaf (11 stops)