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There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid by plane, car ferry, bus, train, car or night bus

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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Fly from New York JFK, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Burlington (BTV) JFK - BTV
  2. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

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Night bus, bus  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Glens Falls, Ny 4040
  2. Take the bus from Glens Falls, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$54 - $97

6 alternative options

Fly from New York La Guardia, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Burlington (BTV) LGA - BTV
  2. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train, train to Newark, fly, drive, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Burlington (BTV) EWR - BTV
  4. Drive from Burlington to Charlotte, VT
  5. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  6. Drive from Essex, NY to Westport, NY
  7. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9h 6m

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

Train, bus  •  9h 21m

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

$68 - $141

Bus  •  9h 45m

  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 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$62 - $121

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid 302.6 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 26m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Lake Placid is 253 miles. The road distance is 302.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 9h 6m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Burlington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid is 303 miles. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid.

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Delta and JetBlue Airways offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Burlington Airport.

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

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York La Guardia Airport is to shuttle which takes 34m and costs $17.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 252.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Lake Placid, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid via Jamaica, NY, Jamaica, Penn Station, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Albany, NY in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 Westport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
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 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
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 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 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Glens Falls, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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
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 Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
ferries.com

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