There are 9 ways to get from Rochester to Montreal by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Syracuse
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Brockville, ON
  3. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Montreal, PQ

$61 - $191

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Bus  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Brockville, ON
  3. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Montreal, PQ

$51 - $152

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Train VIA Rail  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Montréal VIA Rail

$86 - $279

Train Amtrak  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Montreal Central Station Adirondack

$83 - $213

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Montreal 333.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Rochester  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Montreal (YUL) ROC - YUL

$114 - $904

Train to Billy Bishop Toronto City, fly  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Toronto
  2. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Montreal (YUL) YTZ - YUL

$127 - $445

Train to Toronto, fly  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Toronto
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Montreal (YUL) YYZ - YUL

$118 - $412

Train to Hamilton, fly  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Aldershot
  2. Fly from Hamilton (YHM) to Montreal (YUL) YHM - YUL

$142 - $708

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Montreal. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Montreal, PQ via N Salina St & E Willow St, Syracuse, NY and Brockville, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester to Montreal. However, there are services departing from Rochester and arriving at Montréal via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Montreal is 259 miles. The road distance is 333.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Montreal without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Rochester to Montreal, including transfers.

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Rochester to Montreal bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Rochester, Ny station.

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Rochester to Montreal train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Rochester Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Montreal is to bus which takes 9 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rochester Airport to Montreal Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 27 min and has one stopover.

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Rochester to Montreal bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at Montreal, PQ station.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Montreal, QC, Canada?

You can take a bus from Rochester to Montreal via Syracuse, Ny, N Salina St & E Willow St, Regional Transportation Center, Syracuse, NY, and Brockville, ON in around 9 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Montreal via Toronto in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Hamilton to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $2,900
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$30 - $50
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $130
Train from Rochester to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 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
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$80 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $170
Business
$120 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$210 - $300
Train from Rochester to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Brockville, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Brockville, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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megabus.ca
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 Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Montreal is 333 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Rochester to Montreal.

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Air Canada, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Rochester Airport to Montreal Airport.

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There are 840+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $69 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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