How to travel from Rochester to Chicago

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Travel Information between Rochester and Chicago

distanceDistance517 miles (834 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$71 - $156
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $71 (€63) • 11 h 43 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $148 (€131) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 517 miles (834 km) by bus, flight or train from Rochester to Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $71 (€63). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Rochester to Chicago.

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There are 3 ways to get from Rochester to Chicago: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Rochester is by taking a train, which costs on average $71 (€63).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A train is generally $86 (€76) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $156 (€138) from Rochester to Chicago.

A train is $77 (€68) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Rochester to Chicago costing on average $148 (€131).

The fastest way to get to Chicago from Rochester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 55 min.

Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Chicago by bus can take on average 123 h 5 min.

In comparison, getting to Chicago by train can take on average 11 h 43 min.

Chicago is approximately 517 miles (834 km) away from Rochester.

The average frequency per day from Rochester to Chicago is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Rochester and Chicago as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Rochester to Chicago:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Rochester to Chicago:

    • You can go to Chicago from Rochester by bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $156 (€138) with Greyhound from Rochester to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can take a flight from Rochester to Chicago with United. Cheap tickets can be found for $148 (€131) with United from Rochester to Chicago.
    • You can take a train from Rochester to Chicago with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $71 (€63) with Amtrak from Rochester to Chicago.
    Your trip from Rochester to Chicago doesn't have to end in Chicago. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, Indianapolis, IN or Detroit, MI. If you’d like to add New York City, Indianapolis, IN or Detroit, MI to your Rochester to Chicago tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chicago today!

    Before traveling from Rochester to Chicago, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $156 (€138) one way on average for this trip.
    • A plane ticket for this route is costing $148 (€131) one way on average.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $71 (€63) one way for this trip.

    But we recommend booking Rochester to Chicago tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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