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

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Fly to Rochester  •  6 h 19 min

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

$164 - $854

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Bus  •  20 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 212
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 212 / ...

$109 - $268

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Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  6 h 49 min

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

$196 - $442

Fly to Ithaca, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Ithaca (ITH) STL - ITH
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny

$304 - $1,458

Train  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rochester Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$136 - $368

Bus, train  •  25 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Rochester

$109 - $270

Drive  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Rochester 814.9 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 13 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Rochester is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Rochester. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Pittsburgh, Pa, Erie, Pa and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Louis station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 55 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Rochester is 731 miles. The road distance is 814.9 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 17 h 55 min and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min 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 St Louis, Mo station.

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St. Louis to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway Station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Rochester is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs $160 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $370 and takes 17 h 55 min, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 20 h 56 min.

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  • Distance: 731.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from St. Louis to Rochester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago Union Station in around 17 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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
$140 - $200
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 St Louis, Mo to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 3 min 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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Rochester is 1 h ahead of St. Louis. It is currently 8:53 AM in St. Louis and 9:53 AM in Rochester.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Rochester is 815 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 44 min to drive from St. Louis to Rochester.

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Air Canada, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Rochester Airport.

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Book your St. Louis to Rochester train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your St. Louis to Rochester bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $83 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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