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Driving to NARCON?

Rochester is easily accessible by highway. East-West Highway Routes: Interstate 90, US Hwy 14, State Hwy 30, State Hwy 42, State Hwy 296. North-South Highway Routes: Interstate 35, US Hwy 52, US Hwy 63.

Rochester is centrally located in the midwest with sixteen major metropolitan areas less than 550 miles away.

Minneapolis, MN - 83 miles
Duluth, MN - 223 miles
Eau Claire, WI - 96 miles
Madison, WI - 202 miles
Milwaukee, WI - 278 miles
Chicago, IL - 349 miles
Springfield, IL - 391 miles
Des Moines, IA - 211 miles
Fort Dodge, IA - 184 miles
Cedar Rapids, IA - 172 miles
Bismarck, ND - 515 miles
Fargo, ND - 324 miles
Pierre, SD - 432 miles
Sioux Falls, SD - 238 miles
Lincoln, NE - 392 miles
Kansas City, MO - 427 miles

  • From Eastbound I-94 (North and West of Minneapolis):
    Follow I-94 to I-694 east, and I-694 to I-35E south to St. Paul.
    Exit 107A to US 52 South to Rochester (74 miles).
    Exit at Civic Center Drive and go east. Continue about one mile to 4th Ave NW and turn right. Continue to West Center Street and turn left. Travel for two blocks to the Kahler Grand Hotel located on your right side.
  • From Southbound Highway 52 (Minneapolis):
    In Rochester, Exit at Civic Center Drive and go east. Continue about one mile to 4th Ave NW and turn right. Continue to West Center Street and turn left. Travel for two blocks to the Kahler Grand Hotel located on your right side.
  • From Westbound on Interstate 90 (Southern Wisconsin, Illinois):
    In Rochester, Exit to 63 north and continue into Rochester until you reach West Center Street, approximately 12 miles. Turn left on to West Center Street and travel two blocks to the Kahler Grand Hotel located on the left side of the street.
  • From Eastbound on Interstate 90 (Southern Minnesota, South Dakota):
    Exit to Highway 63 North and continue into Rochester until you reach West Center Street, approximately 12 miles. Turn left on to West Center Street and travel two blocks to the Kahler Grand Hotel located on the left side of the street.
  • From Northbound on Interstate 35 (Iowa and points south):
    Exit to I-90 East just past Albert Lea, MN. Go about 50 miles.  Exit to Highway 63 North and continue into Rochester until you reach West Center Street, approximately 12 miles. Turn left on to West Center Street and travel two blocks to the Kahler Grand Hotel located on the left side of the street.

Flying to NARCON?

Check airfares carefully!
It is often less expensive to fly through Minneapolis to Rochester than it is to fly just to Minneapolis.

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) (http://www.mspairport.com) (70 miles from hotel)
    All major brands of Rental Cars are available.
    Shuttle service Rochester Direct can bring you between MSP and Rochester if you don't wish to rent a car.  (http://www.rochesterdirect.com)  Shuttle services are available 7 days a week between Rochester and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Shuttle vans pick up and deliver passengers in the Ground Transport area of the Minneapolis Airport. Shuttles serve most Rochester hotels.  Advance reservations are recommended to guarantee seating.  Approximate cost is $23.00/one way or $42.00 round trip.
  • Rochester International Airport (RST) (http://www.rochesterintlairport.com)
    Rochester International Airport is located 8 miles south of the city, just off US Highway 63.  Use RST as your airport code when ordering tickets.  Taxi service is available.  (Taxi fare to downtown from the Rochester International Airport is approximately $22.00. Advance reservations suggested for hotel to airport transports.)  All major brands of Rental Cars are available.
    Shuttle van service is available for all flights into the Rochester International Airport. A shuttle meets all incoming flights. Check in at the transportation desk at the airport. Reservations are required for your departing flight pickup.  Rochester Airport Shuttle: 507-282-2222  Luxury Sedan: 507-529-4222
    (Note from the webmaster - We do not believe that the Kahler provides a free shuttle to/from RST, but we are checking on it.)
    Air travel into Rochester International Airport is easy with daily full-sized jet service from Northwest Airlines and American Eagles Airlines through the connecting cities of Minneapolis, Chicago, and Detroit.  Northwest Airlines: 800-225-2525  American Eagle Airlines: 800-433-7300  Northwest Airlines offers up to 10 incoming flights and 10 departure flights per day in and out of the Rochester International Airport connecting through the Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit International Airport.  American Eagle Airlines offers up to 5 incoming flights and 4 departure flights per day in and out of the Rochester International Airport connecting through the Chicago O'Hare Airport.

Take the Train?

The nearest Amtrak depot is located one hour (45 miles) east of Rochester in Winona, MN. Daily bus service to and from the Amtrak depot is available at the Union Bus Depot.

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