Anyone ever use the Megabus service out of Rochester? They have service to Syracuse, and NewYork City. The interesting thing about Megabus is that you can supposedly get a seat for as little as a few dollars. They also have service from Syracuse to Philly, so I am wondering if anyone has ever done Rochester to Syracuse to Philly to see how easy it is to transfer.
Amtrak is pretty pricey and long for the same route as all trains typically go through NYC.
Flying to smaller airports like Harrisburg from Rochester is expensive, and there are no more direct flights between smaller airports.