There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Lake Placid by plane, car, bus, car ferry or train

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Fly to Saranac Lake  •  3 h 30 min

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

$107 - $200

Cheapest option

Fly to Massena, drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Massena (MSS) BOS - MSS
  2. Drive from Massena to Lake Placid

$75 - $233

4 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Downtown Transit Center Burlington
  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 34 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 42 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station 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 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 and train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 10 h 34 min and costs .

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Lake Placid is 257 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min 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 $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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

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
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 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 to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 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 52 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
Megabus
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.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 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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