There are 8 ways to get from Montreal to Rochester by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus, train  •  8h 29m

  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 Station

$56 - $148

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Bus  •  8h 35m

  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 Ny

$50 - $136

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Bus via Albany  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny 4015 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Rochester, Ny 248

$59 - $85

Train  •  11h 31m

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

$74 - $108

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Montreal to Rochester 334.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Rochester  •  7h 18m

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

$158 - $318

Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, train  •  9h 37m

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

$140 - $500

Fly to Toronto, shuttle, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto (YYZ) YUL - YYZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY

$170 - $485

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 5h 57m.

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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 8h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreal station to Rochester station. However, there are services departing from Montreal Central Station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak Station via Schenectady Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 31m.

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The distance between Montreal and Rochester is 259 miles. The road distance is 334.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Rochester without a car is to bus and train which takes 8h 29m and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8h 29m 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, depart from Montreal Central Station.

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

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 8h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to Rochester via Schenectady Amtrak Station in around 11h 31m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
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 Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$55 - $80
Train from Schenectady to Rochester
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$85 - $130
Train from Toronto to Rochester
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$80 - $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
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $85
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$35 - $50
Online Fare
$13 - $19
Advanced Purchase
$19 - $28
Standard Fare
$25 - $29
Refundable
$32 - $35
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$11 - $15
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Standard Fare
$21 - $24
Refundable
$28 - $30
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Albany, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Niagara Airbus
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
megabus.com

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The best way to get from Montreal to Rochester is to bus which takes 8h 35m and costs $70 - $200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 11h 31m, you could also fly, which costs $220 - $450 and takes 7h 18m.

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 19m 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 335 miles. It takes approximately 5h 57m 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 67+ 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 21 min and costs $10.

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