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

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Fly to Rochester  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Fargo (FAR) to Rochester (RST) FAR - RST

$240 - $1,226

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Fargo, ND to Minneapolis, MN 938 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Rochester, MN 965

$70 - $100

6 alternative options

Fly to Minneapolis, shuttle  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Fargo (FAR) to Minneapolis (MSP) FAR - MSP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Terminal 2 MSP to 2nd Street Rochester

$325 - $543

Fly to La Crosse, bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Fargo (FAR) to La Crosse (LSE) FAR - LSE
  2. Take the bus from La Crosse, WI to Rochester, MN

$297 - $1,359

Train, shuttle  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Fargo Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Minneapolis Airport to 2nd Street Rochester Minneapolis Airport

$79 - $165

Train, bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Fargo Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from MSP Airport to Rochester, MN

$92 - $163

Train, bus via U.S. Bank Stadium Station  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Fargo Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN 965

$73 - $158

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Fargo to Rochester 321.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Fargo to Rochester is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fargo to Rochester is to fly and shuttle which costs $320 - $550 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fargo to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Fargo, ND and arriving at Rochester, MN via Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Fargo and Rochester is 289 miles. The road distance is 321.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Fargo to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Fargo to Rochester, including transfers.

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Fargo to Rochester bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Fargo, ND station.

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The best way to get from Fargo to Rochester is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $240 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Fargo Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Fargo to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 289.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Fargo, ND, USA and Rochester, MN, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Fargo to Rochester every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fargo to Rochester via Minneapolis, MN in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fargo to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Fargo to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Fargo to La Crosse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fargo to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Fargo to La Crosse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fargo to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
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 Fargo Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Terminal 2 MSP to 2nd Street Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Minneapolis Airport to 2nd Street Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Go Carefree Shuttle
Website
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Bus from La Crosse, WI to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Bus from MSP Airport to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Fargo, ND to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Fargo to Rochester is 322 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to drive from Fargo to Rochester.

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

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There are 57+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fargo to Fargo Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $13 - $16.

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