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

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Bus, train via Brockville, ON  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the train from Syracuse to Rochester

$55 - $197

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Rochester, Ny 252 / ...

$44 - $159

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Train  •  10 h 54 min

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

$81 - $255

Bus, train  •  16 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY 5355-5365-0311 / ...
  2. Take the train from Syracuse to Rochester VIA Rail / ...

$71 - $191

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Rochester 274.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Rochester  •  6 h 3 min

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

$124 - $1,004

Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, train  •  9 h 11 min

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

$126 - $436

Fly to Toronto, train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Rochester

$132 - $423

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Brockville, ON, Regional Transportation Center and Syracuse, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 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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The best way to get from Ottawa to Rochester without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Ottawa to Rochester, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Ottawa, ON station.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Rochester is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Rochester, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 183.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Rochester via Brockville, ON, Syracuse, NY, Regional Transportation Center, S State St & E Jefferson St, and Syracuse, Ny in around 8 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Rochester via Toronto in around 10 h 54 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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
$85 - $130
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $260
Train from Toronto to Rochester
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 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
$130 - $190
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Brockville, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
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, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Rochester is 439 km. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from Ottawa to Rochester.

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American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19 min and costs .

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