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There are 9 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Rochester  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Rochester (ROC) DCA - ROC

$104 - $360

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Bus via Scranton  •  14h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Philadelphia
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Scranton, PA 202 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Scranton to Rochester

$73 - $156

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Fly Reagan Washington to Buffalo, train  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Buffalo (BUF) DCA - BUF
  2. Take the train from Buffalo to Rochester

$112 - $400

Fly Reagan Washington to Syracuse, train  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Syracuse (SYR) DCA - SYR
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Rochester

$182 - $522

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Rochester  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Rochester (ROC) IAD - ROC

$141 - $192

Train via New York  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Rochester VIA Rail

$129 - $356

Train  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Rochester Empire Service / ...

$89 - $206

Bus  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York City 2601 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York City to Rochester 2686

Drive  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester 377.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester is to fly which costs $100 - $360 and takes 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Rochester via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington Union Station and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 21m.

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It is 300 miles from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester. It is approximately 377.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester without a car is to train via New York which takes 11h 21m and costs $120 - $360.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester is to fly which takes 2h 45m and costs $100 - $360. Alternatively, you can train via New York, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 11h 21m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Rochester station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 300.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, New York Moynihan Train Hall, and New York Penn Station in around 11h 21m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
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 Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$18 - $30
Business
$66 - $69
Economy
$39 - $40
EconomyPlus
$40 - $65
Train from Syracuse to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$20 - $35
Business
$68 - $72
Economy
$41 - $42
EconomyPlus
$45 - $70
Train from New York Penn Station to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$60 - $80
Business
$110 - $160
Economy
$90 - $110
EconomyPlus
$150 - $220
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York City
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Philadelphia to Scranton
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Scranton to Rochester
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Martz Trailways
Phone
+1 570 821-3838
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Scranton, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
martztrailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester is 378 miles. It takes approximately 7h 6m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rochester.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Rochester Airport.

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