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 18 min

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

$198 - $812

6 alternative options

Fly to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 48 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 52 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

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway via Buffalo, Ny  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 212
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 317 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Schenectady, Ny 220 / ...
  5. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
  6. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY

Bus Megabus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  17 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA 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

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  17 h 52 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

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 18 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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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Lake Placid is Saranac Lake (SLK) Airport which is 13.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Plattsburgh (PBG) (37 miles), Burlington (BTV) (43 miles), Montreal (YUL) (82.6 miles) and Lebanon (LEB) (95.2 miles).

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 408 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

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

JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and five other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Lake Placid hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Plattsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Plattsburgh via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Plattsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Plattsburgh via Toronto, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Burlington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Saranac Lake via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Saranac Lake via Philadelphia, Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Saranac Lake via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Saranac Lake via Philadelphia, Boston
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Plattsburgh Amtrak to Westport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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 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 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
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 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
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Schenectady, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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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