There are 4 ways to get from Ithaca to Lake Placid by bus, train, 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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Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 212
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Schenectady, NY
  3. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

3 alternative options

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway via Rochester Amtrak  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny 300
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Lake Placid 254 miles

$24 - $40

Fly, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 10 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Ithaca and Lake Placid is 180 miles. The road distance is 254 miles.

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It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to get from Ithaca to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Lake Placid is Saranac Lake (SLK) Airport which is 13.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Plattsburgh (PBG) (37 miles), Burlington (BTV) (43 miles), Montreal (YUL) (82.6 miles) and Lebanon (LEB) (95.2 miles).

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Map of how to get from Ithaca to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 180.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 4 min

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

There is no direct connection from Ithaca to Lake Placid. However, you can take the bus to Binghamton, Ny, take the walk to Binghamton, NY, take the bus to Schenectady, NY, take the walk to Schenectady Amtrak, 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 Ithaca to Lake Placid via Rochester, Ny, Rochester Amtrak, Schenectady Amtrak, Westport Amtrak, and Westport, NY in around 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Detroit, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 28 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 Rochester Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Ithaca, Ny to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.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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