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There are 8 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  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Westport Amtrak Station
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

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Bus  •  15h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, PA to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York - 19 Pike St. to Albany
  3. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$81 - $118

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Train, bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$101 - $233

Bus via Philadelphia, Pa  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
  4. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$82 - $178

Drive  •  7h 40m

  1. Drive from Harrisburg to Lake Placid 433.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Harrisburg to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  8h 46m

  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

Fly Harrisburg to Plattsburgh, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9h 7m

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

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station 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

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The cheapest way to get from Harrisburg to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Harrisburg to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harrisburg to Lake Placid. However, there are services departing from N 6th St & Reily St and arriving at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum via Harrisburg, Pa, Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 18m.

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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 11h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 45m to get from Harrisburg to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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Harrisburg to Lake Placid bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Harrisburg, Pa station.

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There is no direct flight from Harrisburg Airport to Burlington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 34m and has one stopover.

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Harrisburg to Lake Placid bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum station.

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

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  • Distance: 315.9 miles
  • Duration: 11h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Harrisburg to Lake Placid via Harrisburg Transportation Center, Harrisburg, Pa, Philadelphia, Pa, Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Albany, NY in around 14h 18m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Harrisburg to Plattsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Harrisburg to Plattsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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 New York Penn Station to Westport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
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 Harrisburg Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
Train from New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Plattsburgh Amtrak Station to Westport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
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
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
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 Harrisburg, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Great Wall Bus
Bus from Harrisburg, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Capital Bus Tour
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from New York - 19 Pike St. to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
capitalbustour.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
Lake Champlain Ferries
Website
ferries.com
Car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
ferries.com

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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 24m and costs $1 - $3.

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