There are 7 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.

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Fly Detroit to Rochester  •  6 h 31 min

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

$209 - $1,113

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Rochester, MN 966

$90 - $132

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Fly Detroit to Minneapolis, bus  •  5 h 56 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

Bus to Flint, fly to Minneapolis, bus  •  7 h 54 min

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

$178 - $517

Train, bus  •  13 h 45 min

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

$136 - $303

Bus  •  15 h 8 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

Questions & Answers

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 15 h 8 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Rochester is 492 miles. The road distance is 637.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Rochester without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 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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The best way to get from Detroit to Rochester is to fly which takes 6 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Detroit Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 32 min and has one stopover.

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Detroit to Rochester bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Rochester, MN station.

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Rochester is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 11:50 PM in Detroit and 10:50 PM in Rochester.

Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Rochester is 638 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 28 min to drive from Detroit to Rochester.

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  • Distance: 491.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta 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 15 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Iron Mountain, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 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 Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 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 9 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 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Madison
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Flint to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Flint to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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 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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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

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 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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Book at
megabus.com

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

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There are 56+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $67 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 .

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