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

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Albany "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Lake George, NY

$44 - $61

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Train, bus via Saratoga Springs  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station to Lake George, NY

$71 - $107

Train, bus  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Lake George, NY

$57 - $79

Train, bus via Worcester  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from South Station 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 George, NY

$54 - $78

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Boston to Lake George 223.7 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Rutland, drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Rutland (RUT) BOS - RUT
  2. Drive from Rutland to Lake George

$62 - $106

Fly to Saranac Lake, bus  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Saranac Lake (SLK) BOS - SLK
  2. Take the bus from Saranac Lake to Lake George, NY

$127 - $361

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Lake George is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Boston to Lake George is to fly and drive. Taking this option will cost $60 - $110 and takes 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Lake George. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Lake George, NY via Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Boston and Lake George is 154 miles. The road distance is 223.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Lake George without a car is to bus which takes 7h 55m and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m to get from Boston to Lake George, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Rutland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Boston to Lake George bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Lake George, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Lake George is 224 miles. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Boston to Lake George.

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  • Distance: 154.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Lake George via Albany, NY in around 7h 55m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Rutland
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Boston to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
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 to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saranac Lake to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Amtrak Thruway

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
Bus from Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Rutland Airport.

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There are 225+ hotels available in Lake George. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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