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Travel time from Rochester (New York) to Kitchener

Rochester (New York) to Kitchener airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Rochester (New York) to Kitchener? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Kitchener, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Tuesday, 3:24 pm:  start in Rochester (New York)
drive for about 11 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 4:30 pm at the latest

3:35 pm:  Greater Rochester International (ROC)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 5:00 pm

4:05 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

5:05 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

5:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

5:50 pm:  board Air Georgian flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

6:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from ROC
fly for about 48 minutes in the air

7:03 pm (local time):  Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ)
Kitchener is the same time as Rochester (New York)
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

7:18 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at YYZ
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 2.5 hours to your destination

9:37 pm (local time):  arrive in Kitchener

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from ROC to YYZ and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Rochester (New York) to Kitchener including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 5 hours

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Flying non-stop from Rochester (New York) to Kitchener

How far is Kitchener from Rochester (New York)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 147 miles or 236 km

Flight time: 48 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 6 hours, 13 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.8x faster, and saves you about 5.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Kitchener Airports
  1. Region of Waterloo International Airport
  2. John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

Alternate flights from Rochester (New York) to Kitchener

The most common route is ROC to YYZ, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. ROC to YYZ
    Greater Rochester International to Lester B. Pearson International
  2. ROC to YKF
    Greater Rochester International to Waterloo

Airlines that fly to Kitchener

We picked Air Georgian for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Air Georgian (ZX)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp (ZW)
  4. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  5. Sky Regional Airlines Inc. (RS)
  6. TAG Aviation Espana S.L. (0RQ)
  7. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)

Plan a trip to Kitchener

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Kitchener, Ontario. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Kitchener. Click the button below to explore Kitchener in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Kitchener to Rochester (New York), or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Rochester (New York) to Kitchener road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Rochester (New York) to Kitchener?

If you happen to know Rochester (New York), don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Rochester (New York)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 147 miles
flight time of 48 minutes
9 Rochester (New York) travel answers

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