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There are 5 ways to get from Long Island to Lake George by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrak Adirondack / ...

$93 - $173

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Train, night bus  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Glens Falls, Ny 4040

$49 - $95

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Bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Lake Ronkonkoma to White Plains, NY 495
  2. Take the bus from White Plains, NY to Albany, NY
  3. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Glens Falls, NY

$74 - $132

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Centereach to Lake George 253.7 miles

$24 - $40

Train, fly, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  3. Take the bus from Albany, NY - Airport to Glens Falls, NY

$233 - $466

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The cheapest way to get from Long Island to Lake George is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Long Island to Lake George is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Lake George. However, there are services departing from Williams Boulevard and arriving at Lake George, NY via Lake Ronkonkoma, White Plains, NY, Albany, NY and Glens Falls, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 26 min.

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The distance between Long Island and Lake George is 184 miles. The road distance is 253.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Lake George without a car is to train which takes 7 h 31 min and costs $90 - $180.

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from Long Island to Lake George, including transfers.

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Long Island to Lake George bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Lake Ronkonkoma station.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Lake George is to train which takes 7 h 31 min and costs $90 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $140 and takes 11 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Long Island to Lake George bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Glens Falls, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Long Island to Lake George.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Centereach to Lake George via Ronkonkoma LIRR, Ronkonkoma, Penn Station, New York Penn Station, and Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrak in around 7 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Centereach to Lake George via Expressway Drive North, Lake Ronkonkoma, White Plains, NY, Albany, NY, and Glens Falls, NY in around 11 h 26 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from White Plains, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Glens Falls, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY - Airport to Glens Falls, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from New York, Ny to Glens Falls, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Lake George is 254 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Long Island to Lake George.

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JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Lake George. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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