There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid by plane, car ferry, bus, car or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from New York JFK, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 47 min

  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

6 alternative options

Fly from Newark, drive, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Burlington (BTV) EWR - BTV
  2. Drive from Burlington to Charlotte, VT
  3. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  4. Drive from Essex, NY to Westport, NY
  5. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Fly from New York La Guardia, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 47 min

  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, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 7 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

Train, Amtrak Thruway via Schenectady  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from New York to Schenectady
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Saratoga Springs, Ny
  2. Take the train from Saratoga Springs Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

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

$29 - $45

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

There is no direct connection from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid. However, you can fly to Burlington, 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. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Newark Airport, take the walk to Newark airport, fly to Burlington, 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.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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 28 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
Train from Saratoga Springs Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
Economy Plus
$75 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Business Plus/Sleeper
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Saratoga Springs, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Saratoga Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Lake Placid is 405 km. The road distance is 484 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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