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

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

Fly to Rochester  •  6 h 24 min

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

$209 - $1,113

Cheapest option

Bus via Madison  •  23 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Madison, WI University
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Rochester, MN 966

$94 - $134

4 alternative options

Fly to Minneapolis, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Minneapolis (MSP) DTW - MSP
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN

$154 - $637

Train, bus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Winona Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Winona, MN to Rochester, MN

$136 - $303

Bus  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Rochester, MN 966

$102 - $192

Drive  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Rochester 637.9 miles

$60 - $90

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Detroit to Rochester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Rochester via Chicago, Il, Milwaukee, Wi, and Milwaukee in around 14 h 43 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Green Bay, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Iron Mountain, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Covington, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Appleton, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Lansing
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Iron Mountain
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Madison
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Green Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Winona Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Go Carefree Shuttle
Website
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Bus from Winona, MN to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Madison, WI University
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Detroit to Rochester?

The distance between Detroit and Rochester is 786 km. The road distance is 1021 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Detroit to Rochester?

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Rochester is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Detroit to Rochester?

The quickest way to get from Detroit to Rochester is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 59 min and costs $150 - $650.

Is there a direct bus between Detroit and Rochester?

No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Rochester, MN via Chicago, Il and Milwaukee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 43 min.

How long does it take to get from Detroit to Rochester?

It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Detroit to Rochester, including transfers.