There are 9 ways to get from Rochester to Washington by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Rochester to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 15 min

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

$113 - $505

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 252 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington

$59 - $101

7 alternative options

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 Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$176 - $476

Fly Rochester to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 40 min

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

$119 - $239

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 7 min

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

$125 - $503

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 32 min

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

$131 - $587

Train  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester to New York VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Amtrak Acela Express

$175 - $519

Bus via Scranton, Pa  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Scranton, Pa 212
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, PA to Harrisburg, PA 771
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc

$72 - $153

Drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Washington 376.6 miles

$35 - $55

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

American Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines fly from Rochester to Washington every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Washington via New York and New York Penn Station in around 10 h 38 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Rochester to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to New York
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $190
Business Plus/Sleeper
$240 - $330
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Scranton, PA to Harrisburg, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rochester and Washington is 476 km. The road distance is 603 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Rochester to Washington is to fly which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $110 - $550.

No, there is no direct train from Rochester to Washington. However, there are services departing from Rochester and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 38 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Washington. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Washington, Dc via Scranton, PA and Harrisburg, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Rochester to Washington, including transfers.