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

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Fly to Saranac Lake  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Saranac Lake (SLK) CLE - SLK

$218 - $862

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Bus  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Canton, NY
  4. Take the bus from Canton, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$103 - $222

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Fly to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Burlington (BTV) CLE - BTV
  2. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Fly to Plattsburgh, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Plattsburgh (PBG) CLE - PBG
  2. Take the train from Plattsburgh Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train, bus  •  14 h 40 min

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

$104 - $264

Drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Lake Placid 528.4 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 9 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Lake Placid is to fly which costs $210 - $900 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Lake Placid. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum via Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY and Canton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 52 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and Lake Placid is 438 miles. The road distance is 528.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Lake Placid without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 13 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Cleveland to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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Cleveland to Lake Placid bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Lake Placid is to fly which takes 6 h 17 min and costs $210 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $230 and takes 15 h 52 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Saranac Lake Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 22 min and has one stopover.

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Cleveland 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 Cleveland to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 437.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Lake Placid, NY, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and three other airlines fly from Cleveland to Lake Placid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to Lake Placid via Buffalo, Ny, Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, and Canton, NY in around 15 h 52 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Plattsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to Plattsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Plattsburgh via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Plattsburgh via New York La Guardia, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Cleveland to Saranac Lake via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Saranac Lake via Philadelphia, Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Saranac Lake via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Saranac Lake via New York La Guardia, Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Burlington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Cleveland to Saranac Lake via Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Saranac Lake via Philadelphia, Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Saranac Lake via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Saranac Lake via New York La Guardia, Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Cleveland to Plattsburgh via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Plattsburgh Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Room
$300 - $420
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 Cleveland Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus 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.

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
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Canton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Canton, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Book at
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Lake Placid is 528 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to drive from Cleveland to Lake Placid.

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JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cleveland 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 Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs $3.

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