There are 8 ways to get from Rochester to Chicago 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 Rochester to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ROC - ORD

$143 - $356

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 252 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On 300
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il

$75 - $211

6 alternative options

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BUF - MDW

$145 - $433

Fly Rochester to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ROC - MDW

$123 - $655

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BUF - ORD

$135 - $404

Train  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$85 - $240

Train, bus  •  18 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak 5531

$84 - $232

Drive  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Chicago 603.8 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Chicago is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 10 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Chicago is to fly which costs $140 - $360 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Chicago is 520 miles. The road distance is 603.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Rochester to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Chicago, Il via Buffalo, Ny and Toronto, On. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rochester Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 520.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Rochester to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Rochester to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $240 and the journey takes 11 h 36 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Chicago Midway via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Chicago Midway via Tampa
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore, Columbus
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Rochester to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 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
Bus operators
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 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 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
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $140
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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