There are 9 ways to get from Seattle to Rochester by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Fly to Rochester  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Rochester (ROC) SEA - ROC

$184 - $605

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Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Buffalo (BUF) SEA - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$206 - $733

Fly to Ithaca, bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Ithaca (ITH) SEA - ITH
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny

$324 - $439

Fly to Syracuse, train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Syracuse (SYR) SEA - SYR
  2. Take the train from Syracuse to Rochester

$229 - $894

Fly to Elmira/Corning, taxi, bus  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) SEA - ELM
  2. Take a taxi from Elmira/Corning to Ithaca, Ny
  3. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny

$288 - $609

Train via Chicago Union Station  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rochester Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$357 - $1,046

Bus  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
  2. Take the bus from Coquitlam, BC to Calgary, AB
  3. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  4. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny 207 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 255 / ...

$265 - $669

Train VIA Rail  •  4 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Rochester

$361 - $1,293

Drive  •  42 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Rochester 2717.6 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Coquitlam, BC, Calgary, AB, Toronto, On and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Seattle station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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The distance between Seattle and Rochester is 2174 miles. The road distance is 2717.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 2 days 9 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 57 min to get from Seattle to Rochester, including transfers.

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Seattle to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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Seattle to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Rochester is to fly which takes 8 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 9 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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Seattle to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Rochester, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 2173.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 57 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Seattle to Rochester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Seattle to Rochester via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Chicago O'Hare, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Vancouver, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Portland, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Elmira/Corning via Chicago O'Hare, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Elmira/Corning via Vancouver, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Elmira/Corning via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Elmira/Corning via Portland, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Elmira/Corning via Denver, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Denver, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Elmira/Corning via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Ithaca via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Syracuse via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$30 - $50
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $130
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$290 - $400
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$750 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,000
Train from Toronto to Rochester
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 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
$130 - $190
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
45 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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 Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Coquitlam, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $75
Online Fare
$65 - $100
Standard Fare
$85 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$170 - $250
Online Fare
$240 - $320
Standard Fare
$290 - $420
Refundable
$310 - $450
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$15 - $22
Online Fare
$17 - $35
Standard Fare
$26 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45
Megabus Canada
Other operators
Taxi from Elmira/Corning to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Big Johns Taxi
Phone
+1 607-333-1363
Website
bigjohnstaxi.webs.com

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Rochester is 3 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 7:15 AM in Seattle and 10:15 AM in Rochester.

Seattle to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Rochester Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Rochester is 2718 miles. It takes approximately 42 h 35 min to drive from Seattle to Rochester.

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JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs .

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