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There are 4 ways to get from Ithaca to Lake George by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Binghamton, NY 212
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to SUNY Collins Circle
  3. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake George, NY

$57 - $94

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Schenectady Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake George, NY

$77 - $154

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Lake George 221.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Ithaca (ITH) to Albany (ALB) ITH - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany Airport to Lake George, NY

$222 - $1,084

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Lake George is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Lake George is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 6m.

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

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The distance between Ithaca and Lake George is 157 miles. The road distance is 221.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Lake George without a car is to bus which takes 7h 55m and costs $55 - $95.

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

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Ithaca to Lake George bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Ithaca, NY station.

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There is no direct flight from Ithaca Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Ithaca 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 Ithaca to Lake George is 222 miles. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Ithaca to Lake George.

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  • Distance: 157.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Ithaca to Lake George via Binghamton, NY and SUNY Collins Circle - Albany in around 7h 55m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Albany via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $50
Economy
$45 - $70
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.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 Ithaca, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to SUNY Collins Circle
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany Airport to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Ithaca Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 113+ hotels available in Lake George. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Ithaca Airport is to taxi which takes 8m and costs $16 - $19.

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