There are 7 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 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

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Train  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls Station
  3. Take the train from Niagara Falls Station to Rochester

$104 - $320

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

$71 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Rochester 332.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Rochester  •  6 h 19 min

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

$108 - $871

Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, train  •  8 h 36 min

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

$148 - $508

Fly to Toronto, train  •  8 h 45 min

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

$139 - $475

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

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

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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.

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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 and Niagara Falls Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 4 min

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 Toronto and Niagara Falls Station in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
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 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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City via La Macaza
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $2,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 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 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$80 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $170
Business
$120 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$210 - $300
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Train from Niagara Falls Station to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Niagara Falls Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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 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 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
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 - $85
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120

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