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Beginning Friday, July 8, 2022, all vehicular traffic entering the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport via Brooks Avenue and Airport Road will experience a temporary traffic pattern shift due to the construction of a roundabout on Airport Road (see attached map). Passengers should expect lane reductions upon entering the Airport campus from Brooks Avenue and will traverse a temporary road that will be constructed north of the work zone. The road detour will be posted and detour signs will direct all vehicles through the construction zone.

The objectives of the project are to provide a route from the Airport Road to the Smart Phone Lot and to improve traffic flow and safety through the intersection of Airport Way and the Airport Road. Initial reviews of the traffic flow have indicated that vehicle speeds coming from the Airport Road “Jug Handle” are difficult to judge from the Airport Way intersection.

Passenger Arrival and Departure Access to Terminal:

The Upper Level Departures roadway and the Lower Level Arrivals roadway will remain open for passenger and visitor drop-off and pick-up throughout the duration of construction.

Passenger, Visitor and Employee Parking:

The Hourly Parking Lot (Purple Lot), Long Term Parking Garage (Orange Lot), Weekly Parking Lot (Green Lot) will not be impacted by construction.  All parking lots will remain open and accessible to the public with the exception of the Shuttle lot (Yellow Lot). The Red Lot on Buell Road is open to accommodate Shuttle Parking.  Passengers and visitors are encouraged to follow the signage along the Airport campus to find their desired parking location.

Smart Phone Lot:

The Smart Phone lot, located southwest corner of Airport Road, will remain open during construction as well as the old Smart Phone Lot, located between the Green Lot and Yellow Lot. Signage will be posted throughout the Airport campus directing people to the Smart Phone Lots.

As always, passengers are encouraged to arrive at the Airport at least 90 minutes prior to their departure times and to follow the detour signage during this period.

Detours will be removed end of October 2022.

Transportation & Accommodations

Hotels and Hotel Shuttles

Motel Beds ImageThe Fairfield Inn by Marriott Rochester Airport is located on airport property within walking distance from the main terminal.
1200 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, New York
Reservations: 1-866-237-5979 or 585 529-5000

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Rochester Airport website.

Local Hotels

For a complete listing of area hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts and motels click here.

Hotel Shuttle Vans

Can be obtained by using the hotel courtesy phones on the lower level, east and west end of the main terminal, or by simply calling the number listed below:

  • Best Western: 585 436-4400
  • Country Inn & Suites: 585 486-9000
  • Holiday Inn Downtown: 585 546-3450
  • Doubletree Hotel: 585 475-1510  
  • Holiday Inn Express: 585 272-7800
  • Hyatt Regency Rochester: 585 546-1234
  • Fairfield Inn Airport: 585 529-5000   
  • R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center: 585 359-1800  
  • Rochester Marriott Airport: 585 225-6880
  • Roadway Inn: 585-464-8800 

Car Rentals

Car rental counters at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) are located on the lower level adjacent to the baggage claim area.

ON-Airport Car Rentals

OFF-Airport Car Rentals

RTS Buses

Starting September 6, 2021, the Airport will be serviced by the Rochester Transit Service (RTS) throughout the day.  Bus schedules/stops are available at the Visitors Information Booth, can be obtained by calling RTS directly at 585- 288-1700 or can be viewed by visiting the RTS website



There are many Taxicab companies that are available for ground transportation from ROC and we have listed a few below.  This list is also located on the Taxi Cab Starter Booth, located in front of the main terminal, center entrance way, lower level.

Monroe County Airport Taxi Service - (585) 202-8240


Limousine Services

There are many limousine services in the Rochester area and we have listed a few here:


Two rideshare companies provide an option for passenger ground transportation services to/from ROC Airport.

Airport Shuttle Service

ROC Shuttle BusThe ROC Airport shuttle will transport you to/from the main terminal when you park in the shuttle parking lots.

Rochester Shuttle Express has shuttle service departing from ROC to your final destination. Phone: 585-663-3760

Around Town Shuttle Service  Phone: 585-227-9334


OurBus  Phone:  1-844-800-6828    Bus service to/from ROC with primary destinations of Geneva and Ithaca.                

Greyhound and Amtrak Transportation

Arriving passengers at ROC seeking transportation to the Greyhound Bus Line/New York Trailways or Amtrak can find accommodations from the airport.

Greyhound Bus Line and New York Trailways have a terminal located near the Amtrack station, 186 Cumberland St, Rochester, NY 14605.

The Regional Transportation Service (RTS) bus picks up directly in front of the airport terminal on the lower level. Passengers would take the RTS to 186 Cumberland St.

  • Amtrak
    186 Cumberland St, Rochester, NY 14605

For more specific RTS schedules and information please stop by the Visitor’s Information Booth located in the baggage claim area of the airport or visit the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority website.