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There are 9 ways to get from Montreal to Rochester by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus, train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Brockville
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Rochester Amtrak

$61 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Brockville
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY

$54 - $175

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Train Amtrak  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Lake Shore Limited / ...

$84 - $217

Train VIA Rail  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Rochester VIA Rail

$133 - $251

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Rochester 332.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Rochester  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Rochester (ROC) YUL - ROC

$103 - $853

Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YUL - YTZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Rochester

$145 - $445

Fly to Toronto, train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto (YYZ) YUL - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Rochester

$136 - $412

Fly to Hamilton, train  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Hamilton (YHM) YUL - YHM
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Rochester

$159 - $710

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Montreal and arriving at Rochester, NY via Brockville, ON and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreal station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Montreal Central Station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak via Schenectady Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between Montreal and Rochester is 414 km. The road distance is 531.7 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Rochester without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs $75 - $230.

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from Montreal to Rochester, including transfers.

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Montreal to Rochester bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Montreal station.

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Montreal to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Montreal Central Station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to bus which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $70 - $230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $290 and takes 11 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Rochester, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Montreal to Rochester via Brockville, Brockville, ON, and Syracuse, NY in around 8 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to Rochester via Schenectady Amtrak in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $2,900
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $85
Train from Schenectady to Rochester
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$95 - $140
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $75
Economy
$75 - $110
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$130 - $180
Train from Toronto to Rochester
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$85 - $120
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
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Brockville
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Montreal to Rochester bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Rochester, NY station.

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Montreal to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Rochester is 532 km. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Montreal to Rochester.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Montreal Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 21 min and costs $4.

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