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There are 8 ways to get from St. Louis to Rochester by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Rochester  •  6h 11m

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

$164 - $854

Cheapest option

Bus via Columbus, Oh  •  18h 33m

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

$88 - $256

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Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  7h 31m

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

$190 - $430

Fly to Ithaca, bus  •  9h 2m

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

$308 - $1,452

Fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  9h 28m

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

$242 - $1,072

Train  •  17h 58m

  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 Station Lake Shore Limited

$136 - $368

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  23h 57m

  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

$92 - $159

Drive  •  13h 44m

  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 13h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Rochester is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 6h 11m.

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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 Columbus, OH and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Louis station to Rochester station. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 58m.

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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 17h 58m and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m 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 6h 11m and costs $160 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $370 and takes 17h 58m, you could also bus, which costs $85 - $260 and takes 18h 33m.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 731.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 11m

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 train from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago Union Station in around 17h 58m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Elmira/Corning via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Ithaca via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Buffalo via Tampa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
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
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 Station
Ave. Duration
11h 18m
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
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Book at
megabus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Corning, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $60
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 St Louis, Mo to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
Greyhound.ca
Online Fare
$11 - $15
Refundable
$29 - $31
Standard Fare
$21 - $24
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $24
International
$35 - $50
Bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Online Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$90 - $100
Standard Fare
$75 - $90
Advanced Purchase
$55 - $80
International
$60 - $90

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Rochester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m 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 1h ahead of St. Louis. It is currently 5:31 AM in St. Louis and 6:31 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 13h 44m to drive from St. Louis to Rochester.

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

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There are 66+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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

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