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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rochester  •  3h 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rochester (ROC) ORD - ROC

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Train  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rochester Lake Shore Limited

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Fly Chicago Midway to Rochester  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Rochester (ROC) MDW - ROC

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Buffalo (BUF) ORD - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY

Fly Chicago Midway to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY

Bus  •  19h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Youngstown
  2. Take the bus from Youngstown, OH to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY

Drive  •  10h 6m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) 600.4 miles

Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Chicago and Rochester Airport (ROC) is around 12h 17m and covers a distance of around 596 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 13m. Operated by Amtrak and RTS, the Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Airport & Terminal Lower Level. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
11h 45m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
12h 17m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
12h 13m
Journey distance:
596 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$69
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
21:30
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) train, walk and bus schedules

Chicago → Rochester Airport (ROC)
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  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rochester Airport (ROC) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rochester Airport (ROC) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rochester Airport (ROC) is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 10h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) is to fly. Taking this option will cost $160 - $280 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC). However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Rochester, NY via Youngstown, OH, Ellicott St & North Division St and Buffalo, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 6m.

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The distance between Chicago and Rochester Airport (ROC) is 517 miles. The road distance is 600.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) without a car is to train which takes 12h 20m and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC), including transfers.

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Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) is to fly which takes 3h 21m and costs $160 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $100 and takes 12h 20m, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 39m.

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Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Rochester, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC).
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  • Distance: 517.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Rochester Airport (ROC), USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Rochester 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 11h 18m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rochester via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rochester via Columbus, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $230
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rochester
Ave. Duration
11h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $200
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to Youngstown
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $120

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More Questions & Answers

Rochester Airport (ROC) is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:54 AM in Chicago and 12:54 PM in Rochester Airport (ROC).

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC) is 600 miles. It takes approximately 10h 6m to drive from Chicago to Rochester Airport (ROC).

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Delta, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Rochester Airport (ROC). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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