There are 5 ways to get from Ottawa to Rochester by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 212 / ...

$51 - $171

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Train  •  10 h 13 min

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

$98 - $298

Bus, train  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY 5355-5365-0311
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$72 - $175

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Rochester 274.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Rochester (ROC) YOW - ROC

$124 - $1,004

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Rochester is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Rochester is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Rochester is 294 km. The road distance is 439.4 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 57 min to get from Ottawa to Rochester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Toronto, ON and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Rochester via Toronto and Niagara Falls Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

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What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Rochester, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Rochester via Toronto, ON, Buffalo, NY, and Buffalo, Ny in around 9 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Rochester via Toronto and Niagara Falls Station in around 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via London, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$180 - $260
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
$30 - $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
Train from Syracuse to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $40
Economy
$30 - $50
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $130
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
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $70
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$28 - $45
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Megabus Canada
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 Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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