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There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Lake Placid by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Saranac Lake  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Saranac Lake (SLK) BOS - SLK

$107 - $203

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Bus  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$55 - $120

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Fly to Massena, bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Massena (MSS) BOS - MSS
  2. Take the bus from Massena, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$108 - $277

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Westport Amtrak Station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train Amtrak, bus  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$73 - $166

Train, bus via Union Station, Worcester, MA  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the train from Yawkey to Worcester
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
  3. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$58 - $115

Drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Boston to Lake Placid 257.4 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Lake Placid is to fly which costs $100 - $210 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Lake Placid. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum via State St & S. Pearl St - S. Pearl Station and Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 29m.

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The distance between Boston and Lake Placid is 199 miles. The road distance is 257.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Lake Placid without a car is to bus which takes 9h 29m and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Boston to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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Boston to Lake Placid bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Lake Placid is to fly which takes 3h 30m and costs $100 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $120 and takes 9h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Saranac Lake Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 39m.

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Boston to Lake Placid bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 199 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Lake Placid, NY, USA?

Cape Air flies from Boston to Lake Placid 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Lake Placid via Albany, Ny, State St & S. Pearl St - S. Pearl Station, Albany Bus Terminal, and Albany, NY in around 9h 29m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Westport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Massena, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
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trailwaysny.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
Bus from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Lake Placid is 257 miles. It takes approximately 5h 20m to drive from Boston to Lake Placid.

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Saranac Lake Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Lake Placid. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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