There are 10 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.

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Fly Madison to Rochester  •  6 h 20 min

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

$165 - $855

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Bus  •  16 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St 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 255 / ...

$105 - $223

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Rochester  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rochester (ROC) ORD - ROC

$171 - $381

Fly Madison to Buffalo, bus  •  7 h 9 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 O'Hare, fly to Buffalo, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Buffalo (BUF) ORD - BUF
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$163 - $429

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

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St 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 30 min

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

$115 - $270

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  16 h 4 min

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

$134 - $330

Bus Greyhound Canada, train  •  23 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St 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 - $260

Drive  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Rochester 752 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Clinton & Jackson, Chicago, Il, Cleveland, Oh and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 32 min.

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The distance between Madison and Rochester is 597 miles. The road distance is 752 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Rochester without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Madison to Rochester, including transfers.

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Madison to Rochester bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, depart from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St station.

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The best way to get from Madison to Rochester is to fly which takes 6 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 32 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madison Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 27 min and has one stopover.

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

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Rochester is 1 h ahead of Madison. It is currently 10:39 PM in Madison and 11:39 PM in Rochester.

Yes, the driving distance between Madison to Rochester is 752 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 38 min to drive from Madison to Rochester.

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  • Distance: 597.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and United 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 32 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madison to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
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

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 Chicago Union Station to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 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 to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Rochester
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $50
Economy
$50 - $75
Economy Plus
$80 - $110
Business
$75 - $110
Business Plus/Sleeper
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.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 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
Every 30 minutes
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 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
Book 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
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 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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

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