There are 10 ways to get from Washington to Rochester by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Rochester  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Rochester (ROC) DCA - ROC

$114 - $504

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Bus OurBus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Binghamton, NY Washington DC-Ithaca Route
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, Ny to Rochester, Ny 252 / ...

$38 - $86

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Rochester  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Rochester (ROC) BWI - ROC

$177 - $471

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Rochester  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Rochester (ROC) IAD - ROC

$120 - $241

Fly Reagan Washington to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Buffalo (BUF) DCA - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$126 - $502

Train to Baltimore, fly to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Buffalo (BUF) BWI - BUF
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$189 - $779

Fly Washington Dulles to Buffalo, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Buffalo (BUF) IAD - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny

$132 - $589

Train  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express
  2. Take the train from New York to Rochester VIA Rail / ...

$182 - $513

Bus Megabus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Rochester, Ny 212 / ...

$63 - $119

Drive  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Rochester 376.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Rochester is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Rochester is to fly which costs $110 - $550 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC and arriving at Rochester, Ny via Binghamton, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Rochester via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 28 min.

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The distance between Washington and Rochester is 298 miles. The road distance is 376.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 20 min and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Washington to Rochester, including transfers.

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Washington to Rochester bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Washington, DC station.

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Washington to Rochester train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Rochester is to fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $110 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 10 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 10 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 297.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Rochester, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Washington to Rochester 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Rochester via Binghamton, NY and Binghamton, Ny in around 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Washington Dulles to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$90 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $180
Business
$130 - $190
Business Plus/Sleeper
$240 - $330
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 Binghamton, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 18 min.

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

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Washington to Rochester train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Rochester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Rochester is 376 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to drive from Washington to Rochester.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Rochester Airport.

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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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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