There are 7 ways to get from Manhattan to Saranac Lake by plane, car ferry, car, bus, taxi or train

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Fly from Newark, car ferry, drive  •  6 h 19 min

  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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Fly from New York La Guardia, car ferry, drive  •  6 h 21 min

  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

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Fly from New York JFK, car ferry, drive  •  6 h 31 min

  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

$98 - $373

Bus, taxi  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Plattsburgh, Ny 4008 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Plattsburgh, Ny to Saranac Lake

$175 - $264

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Westport Amtrak Adirondack
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY 7169

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Schenectady, NY
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  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 5 h 22 min.

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

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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 and taxi which takes 8 h 17 min and costs $170 - $270.

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

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

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

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Burlington Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Saranac Lake. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Saranac Lake.
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  • Distance: 246.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

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

There is no direct connection from Manhattan to Saranac Lake. However, you can take the shuttle to Terminal C, take the walk to Newark airport, fly to Burlington, take the drive to Burlington, VT, take the car ferry to Port Kent, NY, then take the drive to Saranac Lake. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport, take the walk to Jamaica, NY, take the AirTrain to Terminal 4, take the walk to New York JFK airport, fly to Burlington, take the drive to Burlington, VT, take the car ferry to Port Kent, NY, then take the drive to Saranac Lake.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
Bus operators
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
Bus from New York, Ny to Plattsburgh, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Ferry operators
Lake Champlain Ferries
Website
ferries.com
Car ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
ferries.com
Other operators
Taxi from Plattsburgh, Ny to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Dunwright Taxi
Phone
+1 802-557-2461

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