There are 7 ways to get from Rochester to Palatine by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Rochester to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ROC - ORD
  2. Take the train from Irving Park to Palatine

$148 - $362

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Train  •  13h 11m

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Palatine Up-Nw

$65 - $150

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Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 52m

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

$141 - $405

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BUF - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Palatine

$152 - $436

Bus  •  14h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland to Chicago

$70 - $100

Bus, train  •  20h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel Ny
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Palatine

$75 - $136

Drive  •  10h 40m

  1. Drive from Rochester to Palatine 632.3 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Palatine is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Palatine is to fly and train which costs $140 - $370 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester station to Palatine. However, there are services departing from Rochester Amtrak Station and arriving at Palatine via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 11m.

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The distance between Rochester and Palatine is 537 miles. The road distance is 632.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Palatine without a car is to train which takes 13h 11m and costs $65 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Rochester to Palatine, including transfers.

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Rochester to Palatine train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Rochester Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Palatine is to train which takes 13h 11m and costs $65 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 14h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 2m.

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Palatine is 1h behind Rochester. It is currently 7:42 PM in Rochester and 6:42 PM in Palatine.

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  • Distance: 537.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

You can take a train from Rochester to Palatine via Chicago Union Station and Chicago OTC in around 13h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Palatine via Cleveland, Oh, Cleveland, Chicago, Canal & Polk, Canal & Madison, and Chicago OTC in around 14h 45m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Palatine
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Metra
Train from Chicago OTC to Palatine
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Metra
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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $150
Business Seat
$110 - $150
Bedroom
$460 - $950
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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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 Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Megabus
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$18 - $26
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $35
Standard Fare
$33 - $37
Refundable
$41 - $44
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $90
Online Fare
$45 - $70
Advanced Purchase
$55 - $80
Standard Fare
$75 - $85
Refundable
$85 - $95

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Rochester to Palatine train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Palatine station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Palatine is 632 miles. It takes approximately 10h 40m to drive from Rochester to Palatine.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Rochester Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Palatine. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rochester Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 18 min and costs $1.

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