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There are 7 ways to get from Rochester to Cincinnati by plane, bus, train, night bus 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.

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Fly Rochester to Covington  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Covington (CVG) ROC - CVG

$143 - $753

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Bus  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY 326 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to University of Cincinnati, OH Buffalo

$49 - $125

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Bus to Buffalo, fly to Covington  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Covington (CVG) BUF - CVG

$165 - $360

Fly Rochester to Dayton, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Dayton (DAY) ROC - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$157 - $757

Train, night bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 4387

$79 - $189

Train, bus  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 1105 / ...

$84 - $214

Drive  •  8h 31m

  1. Drive from Rochester to Cincinnati 502.9 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Cincinnati is to fly which costs $140 - $800 and takes 6h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Cincinnati. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at University of Cincinnati, OH via Buffalo, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 10m.

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The distance between Rochester and Cincinnati is 457 miles. The road distance is 502.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Cincinnati without a car is to train and night bus which takes 10h 25m and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Rochester to Cincinnati, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Cincinnati is to fly which takes 6h 6m and costs $140 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 11h 10m.

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There is no direct flight from Rochester Airport to Covington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 47m and has one stopover.

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Rochester to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at University of Cincinnati, OH station.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Cincinnati.
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  • Distance: 456.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 6m

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Cincinnati, OH, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Rochester to Cincinnati hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Cincinnati via Buffalo, NY in around 11h 10m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Covington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Cincinnati is 503 miles. It takes approximately 8h 31m to drive from Rochester to Cincinnati.

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

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There are 193+ hotels available in Cincinnati. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rochester Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 19m and costs $1.

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