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There are 5 ways to get from Rochester to Hamilton by bus, train or car

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Bus Trailways New York  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY 326 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Hamilton, ON Buffalo

$26 - $65

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Train Amtrak  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station Maple Leaf / ...
  2. Take the train from Niagara Falls GO to West Harbour GO Lw

$36 - $73

Train VIA Rail  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Aldershot VIA Rail

$55 - $103

Bus Megabus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Hamilton GO Centre Bus 16

$28 - $41

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Hamilton 133 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Hamilton is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Hamilton is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Hamilton. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at Hamilton, ON via Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester station to Hamilton. However, there are services departing from Rochester Amtrak Station and arriving at West Harbour GO via Niagara Falls GO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Hamilton is 113 miles. The road distance is 133 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Hamilton without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $25 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Rochester to Hamilton, including transfers.

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

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Rochester to Hamilton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Hamilton is to bus which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $25 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $75 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 113.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Hamilton, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from Rochester to Hamilton via Buffalo, NY and Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street in around 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Hamilton via Niagara Falls GO in around 4 h 56 min.

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 Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$22 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$60 - $90
Train from Rochester to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Train from Niagara Falls GO to West Harbour GO
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
GO Transit
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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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, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
2 h 25 min
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
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Hamilton, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $35
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Hamilton GO Centre Bus
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
GO Transit

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Rochester to Hamilton bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Hamilton, ON station.

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Rochester to Hamilton train services, operated by GO Transit, arrive at West Harbour GO station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Hamilton is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Rochester to Hamilton.

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