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

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 to Saranac Lake  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Saranac Lake (SLK) PIT - SLK

$198 - $813

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Bus Megabus  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany
  3. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$81 - $147

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Fly to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 43 min

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

Fly to Plattsburgh, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Plattsburgh (PBG) PIT - PBG
  2. Take the train from Plattsburgh Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  17 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh 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 via Philadelphia, Pa  •  18 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY Nyc
  4. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

$100 - $219

Drive  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid 554.1 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 10 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid is to fly which costs $190 - $850 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, PA and arriving at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum via New York, NY and SUNY Collins Circle - Albany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 25 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Lake Placid is 408 miles. The road distance is 554.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 25 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Lake Placid bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Pittsburgh, PA station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $190 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 17 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Saranac Lake Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh to Lake Placid bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum station.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 408 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

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

JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and three other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid via New York, NY, Albany, and SUNY Collins Circle - Albany in around 17 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Plattsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Plattsburgh via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Plattsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Plattsburgh via Toronto, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Saranac Lake via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Saranac Lake via Newark, Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Saranac Lake via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Saranac Lake via Newark, Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 Plattsburgh Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
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
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
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Book at
megabus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
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.

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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
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 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.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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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Lake Placid is 554 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid.

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Saranac Lake Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Lake Placid. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $3.

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