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

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Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
  2. Take the bus from Destiny USA to Canton, NY
  3. Take the bus from Canton, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$68 - $124

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Bus via SUNY Collins Circle  •  9 h 55 min

  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 Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$67 - $135

5 alternative options

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center 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 Ithaca to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 48 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

Bus to Elmira/Corning, fly to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY
  2. Fly from Elmira/Corning (ELM) to Burlington (BTV) ELM - 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 Ithaca to Plattsburgh, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Ithaca (ITH) to Plattsburgh (PBG) ITH - PBG
  2. Take the train from Plattsburgh Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  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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No, there is no direct bus from Ithaca to Lake Placid. However, there are services departing from Ithaca, NY and arriving at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum via Destiny USA and Canton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 40 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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The best way to get from Ithaca to Lake Placid without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 40 min and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 9 h 40 min to get from Ithaca to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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Ithaca to Lake Placid bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Ithaca, NY station.

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There is no direct flight from Ithaca Airport to Burlington Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 7 min and has one stopover.

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Ithaca 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 Ithaca to Lake Placid is 254 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from Ithaca to Lake Placid.

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  • Distance: 180.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Ithaca to Lake Placid via Destiny USA and Canton, NY in around 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Burlington via Detroit, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Burlington via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Burlington via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ithaca to Plattsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Ithaca to Burlington via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
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
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 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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Destiny USA to Canton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once 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
Bus from Binghamton, NY to SUNY Collins Circle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Book at
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 Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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 Ithaca, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
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
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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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Ithaca Airport to Burlington Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Lake Placid. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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

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