There are 6 ways to get from Rochester to Waterloo by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Niagara Falls, On 252 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, ON to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University 6 stops / ...

$23 - $57

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Train  •  7 h 50 min

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

$60 - $180

Bus via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 252 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On 300
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West

$38 - $106

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Waterloo 178.7 miles

$23 - $35

Fly to Toronto, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Toronto (YYZ) ROC - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Malton to Kitchener

$240 - $722

Fly to London, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to London (YXU) ROC - YXU
  2. Take the train from London to Kitchener

$191 - $727

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Waterloo is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Waterloo is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University via Niagara Falls, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Rochester and arriving at Kitchener via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Waterloo is 148 miles. The road distance is 178.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Waterloo without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $23 - $60.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Rochester to Waterloo, including transfers.

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

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Rochester to Waterloo train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Rochester station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Waterloo is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $23 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $180 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 148.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Rochester to Waterloo via Niagara Falls, On and Niagara Falls, ON in around 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Waterloo via Toronto in around 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to London via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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
$140 - $200
Train from Toronto to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Train from Malton to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $35
Economy
$28 - $40
Economy Plus
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
Business Plus/Sleeper
$70 - $100
Train from London to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$75 - $110
Bus operators
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 Niagara Falls, On
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $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
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Niagara Falls, ON to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Book at
megabus.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40

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The quickest flight from Rochester Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Rochester to Waterloo bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University station.

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Rochester to Waterloo train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Kitchener station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Waterloo is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Rochester to Waterloo.

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Air Canada offers flights from Rochester Airport to Toronto Airport.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Waterloo. Prices start at $61 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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