There are 6 ways to get from Rochester to Charlotte by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Rochester  •  3 h 54 min

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

$132 - $653

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Bus Megabus  •  25 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 252 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington
  3. Take the bus from Washington to Charlotte, NC

$95 - $172

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Bus to Buffalo, fly  •  4 h 48 min

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

$144 - $631

Train  •  21 h 2 min

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

$140 - $428

Bus via New York, NY  •  22 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY 207 / ...
  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

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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 and arriving at Charlotte Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 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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The best way to get from Rochester to Charlotte without a car is to train which takes 21 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Rochester to Charlotte, including transfers.

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Rochester to Charlotte bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Rochester, NY station.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Charlotte is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 21 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 22 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Rochester to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlotte, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 577.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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 and New York Penn Station in around 21 h 2 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to New York
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $190
Business Plus/Sleeper
$230 - $330
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
3 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
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.

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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
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo to Washington
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Charlotte, NC
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com

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Rochester to Charlotte train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlotte Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Charlotte is 732 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 23 min to drive from Rochester to Charlotte.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Rochester Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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There are 289+ hotels available in Charlotte. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rochester Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 19 min and costs .

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