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There are 5 ways to get from New York to Lake George by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station to Lake George, NY

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Bus via Albany

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake George, NY

Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake George, NY

Drive

  1. Drive from New York to Lake George

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB)
  2. Take the bus from Albany Airport to Lake George, NY

New York to Lake George by train and bus

The journey time between New York and Lake George is around 25h 17m and covers a distance of around 210 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 20h 42m. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 43m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Thruway and Trailways New York, the New York to Lake George service departs from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arrives in Lake George, NY. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 34m
Layover time:
20h 42m
Total time:
25h 17m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
22h 43m
Journey distance:
210 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$46
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:20
Last service departs at:
17:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Lake George train and bus schedules

New York → Lake George
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lake George is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lake George is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Lake George is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Lake George is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Lake George is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Lake George. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Lake George, NY via SUNY Collins Circle - Albany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between New York and Lake George is 188 miles. The road distance is 209.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Lake George without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 32m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from New York to Lake George, including transfers.

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New York to Lake George bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New York, NY station.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 11m.

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New York to Lake George bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Lake George, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Lake George is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from New York to Lake George.

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Map of how to get from New York to Lake George.
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  • Distance: 187.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Lake George, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from New York to Lake George via Albany, NY and SUNY Collins Circle - Albany in around 5h 45m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway

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
Bus from Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$6 - $9
Adult
$12 - $18
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany Airport to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com

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