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There are 10 ways to get from Toronto to Lake Placid by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Cornwall, ON Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Hogansburg to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Kingston
  2. Take the bus from Kingston, Ontario to Cornwall, ON
  3. Take the bus from Hogansburg to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Train, taxi  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Westport
  3. Take a taxi from Westport to Lake Placid

Train, bus via Syracuse  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Syracuse
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Canton, NY
  3. Take the bus from Canton, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Lake Placid 342.7 miles

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa, drive, bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YTZ - YOW
  2. Drive from Leitrim 1A to Massena, NY
  3. Take the bus from Massena, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Fly Toronto to Ottawa, drive, bus  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YYZ - YOW
  2. Drive from Leitrim 1A to Massena, NY
  3. Take the bus from Massena, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal, bus  •  9h 37m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Montreal (YUL) YTZ - YUL
  2. Take the bus from Kirkland, QC to Cornwall, ON
  3. Take the bus from Hogansburg to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Fly Toronto to Montreal, bus  •  10h

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Montreal (YUL) YYZ - YUL
  2. Take the bus from Kirkland, QC to Cornwall, ON
  3. Take the bus from Hogansburg to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Saranac Lake  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Saranac Lake (SLK) YTZ - SLK

Toronto to Lake Placid by train and bus

The journey time between Toronto and Lake Placid is around 26h 55m and covers a distance of around 521 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 52m. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 55m. Operated by VIA Rail and Trailways New York, the Toronto to Lake Placid service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum. 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:
13h 3m
Layover time:
13h 52m
Total time:
26h 55m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
26h 55m
Journey distance:
521 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$125
Carbon emissions:
74 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:20
Last service departs at:
08:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Lake Placid train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Lake Placid is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 6h 43m.

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The distance between Toronto and Lake Placid is 274 miles. The road distance is 342.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Lake Placid without a car is to train and taxi which takes 11h 6m and costs $260 - $460.

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It takes approximately 9h 26m to get from Toronto to Lake Placid, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Lake Placid is to bus which takes 9h 26m and costs $65 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $600 - $1,100 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Lake Placid is 343 miles. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Toronto to Lake Placid.

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Porter Airlines offers flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Lake Placid.
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  • Distance: 273.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 26m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Lake Placid, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Toronto to Lake Placid via Cornwall, ON and Hogansburg in around 9h 26m. Alternatively, Porter Airlines, Cape Air and Air Canada fly from Toronto to Lake Placid 3 times a day.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $440
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $440
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Montreal via London
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Montreal via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Saranac Lake via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Saranac Lake via Montreal, Boston
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,600
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Kingston
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $45
Business
$80 - $95
Economy
$54 - $58
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Train from Toronto Union Station to Montréal
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$55 - $75
Business
$110 - $150
Economy
$85 - $95
EconomyPlus
$140 - $200
Train from Toronto Union Station to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$45 - $60
Business
$95 - $130
Economy
$70 - $80
EconomyPlus
$110 - $160
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 Montreal Central Station to Westport
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
megabus.ca
Bus from Kingston, Ontario to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Book at
megabus.ca
Bus from Kirkland, QC to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Hogansburg to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Canton, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Canton, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Massena, NY to Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Other operators
Taxi from Westport to Lake Placid
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
New England Taxi
Phone
+1 802-598-7254
Website
newenglandtaxi.com

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The best way to get from Toronto to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is to car ferry which takes 2 min and costs $0 - $14.

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