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

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

Bus via Buffalo, Ny  •  7 h 11 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 to Kitchener, ON

$37 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Square One to Wilfrid Laurier University 25

$32 - $46

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 48 min

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

$60 - $180

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Waterloo 178.7 miles

$23 - $35

Fly, train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$239 - $731

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

You can take a bus from Rochester to Waterloo via Buffalo, Ny, Toronto, On, and Toronto, ON in around 7 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rochester to Waterloo via Toronto in around 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 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 - $110
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Megabus CA
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Kitchener, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
GO Transit
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Square One to Wilfrid Laurier University
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
gotransit.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rochester and Waterloo is 237 km. The road distance is 286 km.

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

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

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 48 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Kitchener, ON via Buffalo, Ny and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Rochester to Waterloo, including transfers.