There are 9 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 19 min

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

$165 - $855

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 45 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 212 / ...

$105 - $223

7 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 O'Hare, fly to Rochester  •  6 h 12 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

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Buffalo, bus  •  6 h 59 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, 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 Amtrak 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak

$131 - $295

Bus Greyhound Canada, train  •  22 h 59 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

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

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Rochester is to bus and fly which costs $170 - $390 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Madison to Rochester, including transfers.

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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 45 min.

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

American Airlines, Delta 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 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madison to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 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
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $50
Economy
$50 - $75
Economy Plus
$75 - $110
Business
$75 - $110
Business Plus/Sleeper
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
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-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 - 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, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice 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 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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