There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Lake George by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrak Adirondack / ...

$207 - $488

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Bus  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station Northbound
  2. Take the bus from Ridgewood to Glens Falls, Ny 4008

$59 - $112

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Bus, train  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bethesda, MD to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Adirondack / ...

$92 - $183

Drive  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Lake George 423.7 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Reagan Washington, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Albany (ALB) DCA - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY - Airport to Glens Falls, NY

$128 - $302

Train to Baltimore, fly, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB
  3. Take the bus from Albany, NY - Airport to Glens Falls, NY

$191 - $519

Fly from Washington Dulles, bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB) IAD - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY - Airport to Glens Falls, NY

$174 - $309

Train to Philadelphia, fly, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB
  3. Take the bus from Albany, NY - Airport to Glens Falls, NY

$296 - $722

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Lake George is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Lake George is to train and fly and bus which costs $190 - $550 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Lake George. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Lake George, NY via New York, NY, Ridgewood and Glens Falls, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 19 min.

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The distance between Washington and Lake George is 360 miles. The road distance is 423.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Lake George without a car is to train which takes 8 h 18 min and costs $200 - $490.

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It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to get from Washington to Lake George, including transfers.

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Washington to Lake George bus services, operated by Eastern Bus, depart from Washington DC station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Lake George is to train which takes 8 h 18 min and costs $200 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $120 and takes 12 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 32 min.

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Washington to Lake George bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Glens Falls, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Lake George.
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  • Distance: 359.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 18 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Lake George, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Washington to Lake George via New York Penn Station and Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrak in around 8 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Lake George via New York, NY - Penn Station, New York, NY, Ridgewood, NJ - Park and Ride, Ridgewood, Glens Falls, Ny, and Glens Falls, NY in around 12 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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 Fort Edward-Glens Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ridgewood to Glens Falls, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Vamoose Bus
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Bethesda, MD to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY - Airport to Glens Falls, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Lake George is 424 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to drive from Washington to Lake George.

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JetBlue Airways, Cape Air, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 153+ hotels available in Lake George. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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