There are 7 ways to get from Detroit to Rochester by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Rochester  •  3 h 51 min

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

$163 - $383

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  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 - $91

5 alternative options

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 32 min

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

$145 - $501

Fly to Ithaca, bus  •  6 h 16 min

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

$283 - $1,457

Train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Windsor to Aldershot
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Niagara Falls Station
  3. Take the train from Niagara Falls Station to Rochester

$86 - $257

Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi 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 / ...

$61 - $148

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Rochester 327.1 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

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 takes 3 h 51 min and costs $160 - $390.

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The distance between Detroit and Rochester is 453 km. The road distance is 523 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Detroit to Rochester, including transfers.

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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 Cleveland, Oh and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 13 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 and Niagara Falls Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 38 min.

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

Delta and Air Canada fly from Detroit to Rochester 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Rochester via Aldershot and Niagara Falls Station in around 8 h 38 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Detroit to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$55 - $75
Economy Plus
$80 - $120
Business
$75 - $110
Business Plus/Sleeper
$140 - $200
Train from Aldershot to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$22 - $35
Economy
$27 - $40
Economy Plus
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
Business Plus/Sleeper
$70 - $100
Train from Niagara Falls Station to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Niagara Falls Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
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
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
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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