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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Reagan Washington to Rochester  •  3h 21m

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

$114 - $504

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Bus OurBus  •  10h 10m

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

$38 - $86

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Rochester  •  3h 30m

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

$177 - $471

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Rochester  •  4h 4m

  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  •  4h 52m

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

$121 - $491

Train to Baltimore, fly to Buffalo, bus  •  4h 54m

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

$184 - $768

Fly Washington Dulles to Buffalo, bus  •  5h 34m

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

$127 - $578

Train  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$187 - $493

Bus Megabus  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY

$58 - $98

Drive  •  7h 2m

  1. Drive from Washington to Rochester 376.2 miles

$35 - $55

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

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Rochester is to fly which costs $110 - $550 and takes 3h 21m.

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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 10h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Rochester station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Rochester Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 24m.

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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 10h 10m and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m 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 3h 21m and costs $110 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 10h 10m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $500 and takes 10h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 297.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Washington to Rochester 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Rochester via Binghamton, NY in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Washington Dulles to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
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
2h 46m
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
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
4 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Rochester
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $80
Economy
$80 - $120
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$140 - $200
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
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Bus from Washington to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
megabus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street to Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$19 - $27
Online Fare
$23 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $50
Refundable
$35 - $55
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 Binghamton, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 21m.

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Washington to Rochester bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Rochester, NY station.

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

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

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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