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

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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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

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Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Saratoga Springs, Ny
  3. Take the train from Saratoga Springs Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway via Binghamton, Ny  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, PA to Scranton, PA 770
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Binghamton, Ny 206 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Schenectady, NY
  4. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  5. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Drive  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Harrisburg to Lake Placid 433.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Harrisburg to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 26 min

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

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Burlington (BTV) PHL - BTV
  3. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Fly Harrisburg to Plattsburgh, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 50 min

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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Harrisburg and Lake Placid is 316 miles. The road distance is 433.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Lake Placid without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 12 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 1 min to get from Harrisburg to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Harrisburg Airport to Burlington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 18 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harrisburg to Lake Placid is 433 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to drive from Harrisburg to Lake Placid.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Harrisburg Airport to Burlington 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 Harrisburg to Harrisburg Airport is to line 007 bus which takes 36 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Harrisburg to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 315.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 1 min

What companies run services between Harrisburg, PA, USA and Lake Placid, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Harrisburg to Lake Placid. However, you can take the train to New York Penn Station, take the train to Westport Amtrak, take the walk to Westport, NY, then take the Amtrak Thruway to Lake Placid, NY. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Harrisburg to Lake Placid via Harrisburg Transportation Center, Harrisburg, Pa, New York, Ny, Saratoga Springs, Ny, Saratoga Springs Amtrak, Westport Amtrak, and Westport, NY in around 14 h 17 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Harrisburg to Plattsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Harrisburg to Plattsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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 Harrisburg Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$44
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$44
Train from New York Penn Station to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Saratoga Springs Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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 Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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
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 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.

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 Harrisburg, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from New York, Ny to Saratoga Springs, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Saratoga Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg, PA to Scranton, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
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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