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There are 5 ways to get from Rochester to Waterloo by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train, bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station Maple Leaf / ...
  2. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, ON to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University 6 stops / ...

$36 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West 5685 / ...

$30 - $63

3 alternative options

Train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Union Station to Kitchener GO Ki / ...

$65 - $185

Night bus, bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from Rochester, Ny to Toronto, On 270
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West 5685 / ...

$39 - $91

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Rochester to Waterloo 178.7 miles

$23 - $35

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

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

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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 Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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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 GO via Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 47m.

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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 train and bus which takes 6h 46m and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from Rochester to Waterloo, including transfers.

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Rochester to Waterloo bus services, operated by Megabus, 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 6h 50m and costs $30 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $190 and takes 8h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 148.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 46m

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

You can take a bus from Rochester to Waterloo via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street in around 6h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Waterloo via Toronto and Union Station in around 8h 47m.

Train operators
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 Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$22 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$60 - $90
Train from Rochester to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$85 - $120
Train from Toronto to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$18 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$55 - $75
GO Transit
Bus operators
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
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $21
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
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
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
Night bus from Rochester, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Rochester to Waterloo bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West station.

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Rochester to Waterloo train services, operated by GO Transit, arrive at Kitchener GO station.

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

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