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 26 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

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

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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 to New York JFK, fly, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  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 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
  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 distance between Philadelphia and Lake Placid is 307 miles. The road distance is 370.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Lake Placid without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 9 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Philadelphia to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Burlington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 27 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Lake Placid is 370 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to drive from Philadelphia to Lake Placid.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 306.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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 Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak, 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
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
2 h
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 52 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
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.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.

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 Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
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
Phone
(800) 858-8555
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 - $50
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Book at
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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