There are 6 ways to get from Columbus to Rochester by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh 1156 / ...
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$68 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY Schedules 0010 and 0011
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY

$42 - $107

4 alternative options

Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 212 / ...

$58 - $141

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Rochester 397 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Rochester  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Rochester (ROC) CMH - ROC

$194 - $406

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Buffalo (BUF) CMH - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$166 - $434

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Rochester is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Rochester is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $190 - $410.

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The distance between Columbus and Rochester is 571 km. The road distance is 635 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Columbus to Rochester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Cleveland, Oh and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Columbus to Rochester via Cleveland, Oh and Buffalo, Ny in around 8 h 3 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Columbus to Rochester hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Columbus to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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