There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Lake Placid by plane, bus, car ferry, train 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  •  3 h 26 min

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

$107 - $196

4 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Burlingt Transit Ctr
  2. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Schenectady, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 46 min

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

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Lake Placid 257.4 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Lake Placid is to fly which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $100 - $200.

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The distance between Boston and Lake Placid is 318 km. The road distance is 412 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Boston to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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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.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
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 to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Burlingt Transit Ctr
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Boston, Ma to Schenectady, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Ferry operators
Lake Champlain Ferries
Website
ferries.com
Car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
ferries.com

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