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There are 8 ways to get from Detroit to Rochester by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Rochester  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Rochester (ROC) DTW - ROC

$163 - $383

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Toronto, ON 5509 / 5534 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Rochester, NY

$44 - $92

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Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Buffalo (BUF) DTW - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY

$140 - $490

Fly to Ithaca, bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Ithaca (ITH) DTW - ITH
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY

$288 - $1,451

Bus, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh 1097 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

$68 - $188

Train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Windsor to Aldershot VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Rochester VIA Rail

$108 - $208

Bus, Thru-Bus  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Hamilton, On
  2. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 255 / ...

$52 - $153

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Rochester 327.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Rochester is to fly which costs $160 - $390 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Hamilton, ON and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Windsor and arriving at Rochester via Aldershot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Rochester is 283 miles. The road distance is 327.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Rochester without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 43 min and costs $65 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Detroit to Rochester, including transfers.

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Detroit to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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Detroit to Rochester train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Windsor station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Rochester is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $160 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $210 and takes 9 h 20 min, you could also bus and Thru-Bus, which costs $50 - $160 and takes 10 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 282.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Detroit to Rochester every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Rochester via Aldershot in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Detroit to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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 Toledo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$90 - $130
Train from Aldershot to Rochester
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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Bus from Toronto, ON to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Book at
megabus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Hamilton, On
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$27 - $40
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
Bus from Detroit, MI to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 28 min.

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Detroit to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Rochester, Ny station.

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Detroit to Rochester train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Rochester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Rochester is 327 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Detroit to Rochester.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs $2.

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