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There are 10 ways to get from Rochester to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Rochester to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Reagan Washington (DCA) ROC - DCA

$113 - $505

Cheapest option

Bus OurBus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Washington, DC Washington DC-Ithaca Route

$37 - $89

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Fly Rochester to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Washington Dulles (IAD) ROC - IAD

$119 - $239

Fly Rochester to Baltimore, train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Baltimore (BWI) ROC - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$176 - $476

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BUF - DCA

$125 - $502

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BUF - IAD

$131 - $586

Train  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$181 - $500

Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station

$200 - $530

Bus Megabus  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington

$54 - $104

Drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Washington 376.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Washington is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Washington is to fly which costs $110 - $550 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Washington. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Washington, DC via Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Rochester Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 18 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Washington is 298 miles. The road distance is 376.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Washington without a car is to train which takes 10 h 18 min and costs $180 - $500.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Rochester to Washington is to fly which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $110 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $500 and takes 10 h 18 min, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 11 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Washington.
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  • Distance: 297.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Rochester to Washington every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Washington via New York Penn Station in around 10 h 18 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Buffalo to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Rochester to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Reagan Washington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to New York
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $80
Economy
$80 - $120
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$140 - $200
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $65
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Rochester, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$19 - $27
Online Fare
$22 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $50
Refundable
$35 - $55
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo to Washington
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 23 min.

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Rochester to Washington bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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Rochester to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Washington is 377 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to drive from Rochester to Washington.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Rochester Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 803+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $84 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 $1.

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