There are 3 ways to get from Montreal to Lake Placid by bus, car ferry, train or car

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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Bus, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlingt Transit Ctr
  2. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

2 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Westport Amtrak Adirondack
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY 7169

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Lake Placid 114.1 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The distance between Montreal and Lake Placid is 140 km. The road distance is 182.5 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Lake Placid without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 5 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Montreal to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Lake Placid is 183 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Montreal to Lake Placid.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Lake Placid. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 87.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Lake Placid, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Montreal to Lake Placid. However, you can take the bus to Burlingt Transit Ctr, take the drive to Charlotte, VT, take the car ferry to Essex, NY, take the drive to Westport, NY, then take the Amtrak Thruway to Lake Placid, NY. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Montreal to Lake Placid via Westport Amtrak and Westport, NY in around 5 h 54 min.

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 Montreal Central Station to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlingt Transit Ctr
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
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
Ferry operators
Lake Champlain Ferries
Website
ferries.com
Car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
ferries.com

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