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There are 4 ways to get from Hamilton to Rochester by bus, train or car

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Thru-Bus, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY 5591
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 255 / ...

$26 - $91

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Aldershot to Rochester VIA Rail

$54 - $105

Bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton GO Centre Bus to Union Station Bus Terminal 16 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Rochester, NY

$29 - $41

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Hamilton to Rochester 133.3 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Hamilton to Rochester is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton to Rochester is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamilton to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Hamilton, ON and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Hamilton and Rochester is 181 km. The road distance is 213.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Rochester without a car is to Thru-Bus and bus which takes 5 h 8 min and costs $30 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Hamilton to Rochester, including transfers.

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Hamilton to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Hamilton, ON station.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Rochester is to Thru-Bus and bus which takes 5 h 8 min and costs $30 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $140 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamilton to Rochester is 213 km. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Hamilton to Rochester.

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Map of how to get from Hamilton to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 113.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

What companies run services between Hamilton, ON, Canada and Rochester, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Hamilton to Rochester via Buffalo, NY and Buffalo, Ny in around 5 h 8 min. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Hamilton to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 56 min.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
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 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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Hamilton GO Centre Bus to Union Station Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
GO Transit

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