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There are 7 ways to get from St Louis to Rochester by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Rochester  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Rochester (ROC) STL - ROC

$78 - $404

Cheapest option

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Buffalo (BUF) STL - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY

$68 - $352

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Fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) STL - ELM
  2. Take the bus from Corning, NY to Rochester, NY

$172 - $428

Bus via Columbus  •  18h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 255 / ...

$106 - $180

Train, bus  •  19h 24m

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY

$123 - $187

Bus  •  24h 13m

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Rochester, NY

$82 - $164

Drive  •  13h 43m

  1. Drive from St Louis to Rochester 815.9 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from St Louis to Rochester is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from St Louis to Rochester is to fly which costs $75 - $410 and takes 6h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Louis station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Columbus, OH and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 43m.

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The distance between St Louis and Rochester is 731 miles. The road distance is 815.9 miles.

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The best way to get from St Louis to Rochester without a car is to bus via Columbus which takes 18h 43m and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from St Louis to Rochester, including transfers.

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St Louis to Rochester bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis.

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The best way to get from St Louis to Rochester is to fly which takes 6h 22m and costs $75 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus via Columbus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 18h 43m.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from St Louis to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 731.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between St Louis, MO, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from St Louis to Rochester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Louis to Rochester via Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, Buffalo, NY, and Buffalo, Ny in around 18h 43m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
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megabus.com
Bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Corning, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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 Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$10 - $15
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Standard Fare
$20 - $23
Refundable
$28 - $30
Bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $85
Online Fare
$45 - $65
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$75 - $85
Refundable
$85 - $95

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Rochester is 1h ahead of St Louis. It is currently 7:47 AM in St Louis and 8:47 AM in Rochester.

Yes, the driving distance between St Louis to Rochester is 816 miles. It takes approximately 13h 43m to drive from St Louis to Rochester.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from St Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs $3.

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