There are 7 ways to get from Rochester to Charlotte by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Rochester  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Charlotte (CLT) ROC - CLT

$132 - $653

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  23 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
  2. Take the Megabus from New York to Charlotte NC

$89 - $140

5 alternative options

Bus to Buffalo, fly  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Charlotte (CLT) BUF - CLT

$144 - $631

Train  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Charlotte Amtrak Crescent / ...

$146 - $410

Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak  •  20 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Charlotte Amtrak

$165 - $440

Bus  •  22 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY 4293
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Charlotte, Nc 1041 / ...

$102 - $248

Drive  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Charlotte 731.8 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Charlotte is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Charlotte is to fly which costs $130 - $700 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Charlotte is 578 miles. The road distance is 731.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Rochester to Charlotte, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at Charlotte, Nc via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Rochester Amtrak and arriving at Charlotte Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 9 min.

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What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Charlotte, NC, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Rochester to Charlotte hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Charlotte via New York Penn Station in around 20 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
Train from New York Penn Station to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from New York, Ny to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York to Charlotte NC
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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