There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Lake Placid by plane, car ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly from Philadelphia, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Burlington (BTV) PHL - 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

Train to New York JFK, fly, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Burlington (BTV) JFK - BTV
  3. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train to Newark, fly, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Burlington (BTV) EWR - BTV
  3. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway via Saratoga Springs Amtrak  •  11 h 33 min

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

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Market St & 6th St to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Lake Placid 370.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Lake Placid is 307 miles. The road distance is 370.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Philadelphia to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Lake Placid, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Philadelphia to Lake Placid. However, you can take the train to Airport Terminal A, take the walk to Philadelphia 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. Alternatively, you can take the train to New York Penn Station, take the walk to Penn Station, take the train to Jamaica, take the walk to Station D Jamaica Station, take the train to Terminal 4, take the walk to New York JFK 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
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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 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
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Market St & 6th St to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.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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