There are 8 ways to get from Montreal to Rochester by bus, train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Bus via Albany, Ny  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 277
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Rochester, Ny 248 / ...

$61 - $149

7 alternative options

Train Amtrak  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$84 - $217

Train VIA Rail  •  12 h 7 min

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

$87 - $277

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  20 h 41 min

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

$81 - $191

Night bus, train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the night bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny 4001 / ...
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$74 - $175

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Rochester 332.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Rochester  •  6 h 17 min

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

$108 - $872

Fly to Toronto Island, train  •  10 h

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

$130 - $464

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

You can take a bus from Montreal to Rochester via Albany, Ny and Syracuse, Ny in around 10 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to Rochester via Schenectady Amtrak in around 11 h 9 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island via La Macaza
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 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 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to Rochester
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $120
Business Plus/Sleeper
$150 - $220
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$85 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $170
Business
$120 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$220 - $310
Train from Toronto to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 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
$140 - $200
Train from Albany to Rochester
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
Economy Plus
$95 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Albany, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Montreal and Rochester is 414 km. The road distance is 532 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct train from Montreal 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 9 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Montreal, Pq and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Albany, Ny and Syracuse, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to get from Montreal to Rochester, including transfers.