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There are 9 ways to get from Manhattan to Lake Placid by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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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Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Westport
  2. Take a taxi from Westport to Lake Placid

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Bus via Albany

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Drive

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Lake Placid

Fly Newark to Burlington, drive

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Burlington (BTV)
  2. Drive from Burlington to Lake Placid

Fly New York JFK to Burlington, drive

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Burlington (BTV)
  2. Drive from Burlington to Lake Placid

Fly New York La Guardia to Burlington, drive

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Burlington (BTV)
  2. Drive from Burlington to Lake Placid

Fly Newark to Albany, bus

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB)
  2. Take the bus from Albany Airport to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Manhattan to Lake Placid by train and bus

The journey time between Manhattan and Lake Placid is around 27h 26m and covers a distance of around 294 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 20h 51m. The fastest journey normally takes 24h 43m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Thruway and Trailways New York, the Manhattan to Lake Placid service departs from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arrives in Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 34m
Layover time:
20h 51m
Total time:
27h 26m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
24h 43m
Journey distance:
294 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$59
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:20
Last service departs at:
17:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Lake Placid train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Lake Placid is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $480 and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Lake Placid. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum via SUNY Collins Circle - Albany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Lake Placid is 243 miles. The road distance is 283 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Lake Placid without a car is to train and taxi which takes 6h 33m and costs $130 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Manhattan to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Lake Placid bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New York, NY station.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Burlington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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Manhattan 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 Manhattan to Lake Placid is 283 miles. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Manhattan to Lake Placid.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 243 miles
  • Duration: 6h 33m

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

You can take a bus from Manhattan to Lake Placid via Albany, NY and SUNY Collins Circle - Albany in around 7h 45m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $450
Flights from New York La Guardia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Westport
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$11 - $17
Adult
$23 - $35
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany Airport to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Westport to Lake Placid
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
New England Taxi
Phone
+1 802-598-7254
Website
newenglandtaxi.com

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