There are 8 ways to get from Madison 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 Madison to Rochester  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Rochester (ROC) MSN - ROC

$165 - $855

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 212 / ...

$105 - $223

6 alternative options

Fly Madison to Buffalo, bus  •  6 h 57 min

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

$197 - $1,133

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly to Buffalo, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$173 - $459

Bus, train  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$115 - $270

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak

$131 - $295

Bus Greyhound Canada, train  •  24 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Rochester

$110 - $270

Drive  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Rochester 752 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Madison to Rochester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madison to Rochester via Chicago, IL - Amtrak, Clinton & Jackson, Harrison & Morgan, Chicago, Il, Cleveland, Oh, and Buffalo, Ny in around 16 h 46 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
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
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once 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 Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madison to Rochester?

The distance between Madison and Rochester is 956 km. The road distance is 1203 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Rochester is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 38 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Madison to Rochester is to fly which takes 6 h 9 min and costs $160 - $900.

Is there a direct bus between Madison and Rochester?

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI University and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Clinton & Jackson, Chicago, Il, Cleveland, Oh and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 46 min.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Madison to Rochester, including transfers.