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About Rochester (Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester Intl.)

Rochester, which is the largest city of the Monroe County in the New York state of the United States, is known as the "flour city" and "flower city" because of the Lilac festival that they organize. Rochester, which is among the three cities with the highest population with its approximately 215 thousand population, has Lake Hemlock, Lake Canadice and Lake Ontario, and these lakes are the water source of the city. In the city, which experiences the four seasons, the winters are cold and snowy while the temperature is 29 degrees in the summer months with high humidity.

"White Hot" and "Garbage Plate" dishes, which are popular in the city, have become the traditional tastes. Famous places include Bill Gray's, DiBella's, Tom Wahl's, Pontillo's Pizzeria and Abott's Frozen Custard. In the city where you can find large shopping centers, Rochester Public Market and Village Gate Square are the most important ones. In addition, in the city which has high quality universities, the fields of education, medicine and technology are highly developed.

Companies like Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox were established in Rochester and for this reason, the city is known as the “World’s Image Center”. In addition, Xerox Tower and Bausch & Lomb Place are the highest skyscrapers of the city. You can spend enjoyable time in this city which is very rich in terms of prayer places, universities, parks, theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

Transportation to Rochester (Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester Intl.) City Center from Airport

When you go out of Monroe Country Airport terminal, which is located 4 miles southwest of the city center, you can find a taxi at any time of day or night, and you can easily travel to the city center from the airport. Alternative means of transportation offered to passengers at the airport include hotel shuttles, rental cars, shuttles of private service companies and limousines. If you need to travel to a different part after landing in the city, you can arrive at the bus station or train station by taxi from the airport and you can continue your travel with a more economical option. If you are planning to travel to different locations in and around Rochester, renting a car is one of the best options offering affordable and comfortable travel experience. Limousines are generally more luxurious and expensive than other alternatives. However, the use of limousines is extremely common in the country. You can travel from the airport to your hotel or a different destination by private shuttles. The most important advantage of the private shuttles is that they provide a more economical and comfortable solution for families, friends groups and more crowded organizations thanks to their large passenger capacities. Moreover, the fares of these shuttles are usually affordable if you will not travel to a place that is too far away from the city.

Hotel Shuttle

The Fairfield Inn by Marriott Rochester Airport, which is within walking distance from the airport terminal, is a hotel alternative that you can reach just in minutes. However, if you prefer staying at a hotel which is closer to the city center, you can benefit from the shuttles of many hotels such as Best Western, Country Inn, Radisson Hotel, Marriott Fairfield Inn and Hyatt Regency. Hotel shuttles generally carry passengers for free or for affordable prices. If you want to benefit from these shuttles, you need to make a reservation before landing at the airport and be ready at the terminal at the appointed time. If you don’t make a reservation in advance, you can get on a taxi waiting in front of the terminal.


At the airport, it is possible to find a taxi at any hour of the day and night. The opening fare of the airport taxis are generally 10 dollars and the amount written on the taximeter is added to this fare for each mile. If you need to travel as a crowded group, don’t forget that you should pay an additional amount for each person. The amount you need to pay for travelling to the city center is not very high. It is also worth noting that before getting off the taxi, you should leave a tip for the 10% of the taxi fare just like in other cities of the United States.

Car Rental

For the passengers who want to rent a car at the airport, the options are almost endless. AVIS, National, Hertz, Alamo, Budget and Enterprise are waiting for those who want to continue their travel by renting a car at the airport. If you choose AVIS to rent a car, you can get in contact with the company by calling 1-800-331-1212 and make a reservation in advance in order to receive your car when you land at the airport. You can call 1-800-654-3131 for Hertz and call 1-800-736-8222 for Enterprise in order to get information and reserve your car. Once you have completed the car rental procedure, go out of the airport terminal and follow the directions continuing to the city center. In this way, you can reach the city center only in a few minutes. If you need to travel to a different destination from the airport, it is a good idea to take a navigation device with you in order not to get lost and to find your way easier.

Airport Shuttle

Another alternative for passengers who want to travel from the airport to the city center is using one of the airport shuttles provided by Rochester Shuttle Express and Around Town Shuttle Service companies. The shuttles pick passengers up from the airport terminal and carry them to many parts of the city without any need to transfer to any other vehicle. The fares of the shuttles may vary depending on the total number of passengers, but they are not too high. If you prefer benefitting from the airport shuttle service, you can get detailed information from the airport information desk about the points of departure and the average fares, or you can directly contact the drivers of the shuttles that you can find in front of the airport.

Bus and Train

To transfer from the airport to the train or bus, you need to come to Midtown Plaza first, which is located in Rochester city center. You can travel from the airport to the center by renting a car or getting on a taxi and then you can continue by train and bus. You can get to the bus terminal using the Regional Transit Service (RTS) transit buses. If you need to continue your travel by train, it will be the fastest and most practical option to arrive at the train station by getting on a taxi from the airport. Since the distance between the airport and the train station or the bus terminal is not too long, taxis are among the most preferred transportation options for this travel.


In the United States, renting a limousine is one of the commonly used transportation option. If you want to benefit from these exclusive and luxurious vehicles for travelling from the airport to the city center, you can contact Diamond Limousine by calling 585 533-9050. You can call 585 206-2036 for Fairport Limo, 585 272-9760 for Prestigo Limos and 585 223-7780 for Pizzo's Park Place Limos. By choosing one of these companies, you can make your vehicle ready for you in front of the terminal and have a comfortable travel to the city center.

Last Updated: 02 Jan 2017

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