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There are 8 ways to get from Manhattan to Saranac Lake by plane, car ferry, car, bus, train or night bus

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Fly Newark to Burlington, car ferry, drive  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Burlington (BTV) EWR - BTV
  2. Take the car ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY
  3. Drive from Port Kent, NY to Saranac Lake

$119 - $424

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Night bus, bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Glens Falls, Ny 4040
  2. Take the bus from Glens Falls, NY to Saranac Lake

$50 - $98

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Fly New York JFK to Burlington, car ferry, drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Burlington (BTV) JFK - BTV
  2. Take the car ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY
  3. Drive from Port Kent, NY to Saranac Lake

$100 - $375

Fly New York La Guardia to Burlington, car ferry, drive  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Burlington (BTV) LGA - BTV
  2. Take the car ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY
  3. Drive from Port Kent, NY to Saranac Lake

$82 - $327

Fly Newark to Albany, bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany Airport to Saranac Lake

$227 - $472

Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY New York
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Saranac Lake

$53 - $106

Train, bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station Adirondack / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Saranac Lake

$63 - $153

Drive  •  5h 22m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Saranac Lake 296.1 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Saranac Lake is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Saranac Lake is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Saranac Lake. However, there are services departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Saranac Lake via Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Saranac Lake is 247 miles. The road distance is 296.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Saranac Lake without a car is to bus which takes 8h 25m and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Manhattan to Saranac Lake, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Saranac Lake bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Burlington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 12m.

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Manhattan to Saranac Lake bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Saranac Lake station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Saranac Lake is 296 miles. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from Manhattan to Saranac Lake.

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  • Distance: 246.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 19m

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

You can take a bus from Manhattan to Saranac Lake via Albany, NY in around 8h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany Airport to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Glens Falls, NY to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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
Night bus from New York, Ny to Glens Falls, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Ferry operators
Lake Champlain Ferries
Website
ferries.com
Car ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
ferries.com

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Burlington Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Saranac Lake. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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