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There are 3 ways to get from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by taxi, train, bus or car

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Taxi, train  •  5h 12m

  1. Take a taxi from Lake Placid to Westport
  2. Take the train from Westport to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Adirondack

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Bus  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum to Albany, NY

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Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 134.7 miles

Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by bus and walk

The journey time between Lake Placid and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 4h 57m and covers a distance of around 170 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 57m. Operated by Trailways New York and Capital District Transportation (CDTA), the Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute service departs from Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and arrives in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 51m
Layover time:
5 min
Total time:
4h 57m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 57m
Journey distance:
170 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$33
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:15
Last service departs at:
11:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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It is 109 miles from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is approximately 134.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to taxi and train which takes 5h 12m and costs $130 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum station.

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Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Lake Placid to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 12m

What companies run services between Lake Placid, NY, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Trailways New York operates a bus from Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum to Albany, NY once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Westport to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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Other operators
Taxi from Lake Placid to Westport
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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