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There are 7 ways to get from Montreal to Rochester by train, bus, car, rideshare or plane

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Train  •  11h 36m

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

$141 - $320

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Fly to Rochester  •  8h 19m

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

$64 - $609

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Train, bus  •  14h 24m

  1. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to Schenectady
  2. Take the bus from Schenectady, NY to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse to Rochester

$83 - $129

Drive  •  5h 58m

  1. Drive from Montreal to Rochester 333.4 miles

$40 - $65

Rideshare, bus  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Montreal to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
  3. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, NY to Rochester, NY

$72 - $107

Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, train  •  9h 41m

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

$146 - $442

Fly to Toronto, train  •  10h 13m

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

$132 - $488

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 5h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 5h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreal to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Montréal and arriving at Rochester via Toronto Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 36m.

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The distance between Montreal and Rochester is 259 miles. The road distance is 333.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 11h 36m and costs $170 - $410.

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It takes approximately 11h 36m to get from Montreal to Rochester, including transfers.

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Montreal to Rochester train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Montréal station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to train which takes 11h 36m and costs $170 - $410. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $80 - $800 and takes 8h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 59m and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 11h 36m

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

You can take a train from Montreal to Rochester via Toronto Union Station in around 11h 36m. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from Montreal to Rochester hourly.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$55 - $75
Business
$110 - $150
Economy
$85 - $100
EconomyPlus
$140 - $200
Train from Toronto Union Station to Rochester
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $50
Business
$85 - $100
Economy
$58 - $63
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Syracuse to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Niagara Falls, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Rochester is 333 miles. It takes approximately 5h 58m to drive from Montreal to Rochester.

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Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Montreal Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $10.

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