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

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Fly from Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 22m

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

$119 - $328

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Bus, night bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. Washington DC-NYC
  2. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Glens Falls, Ny 4040

$55 - $95

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Train to Baltimore, fly, bus  •  5h 19m

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

$182 - $545

Fly from Washington Dulles, bus  •  6h 7m

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

$165 - $335

Train to Philadelphia, fly, bus  •  7h 6m

  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 Airport to Lake George, NY

$287 - $748

Train, bus  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake George, NY

$173 - $445

Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
  3. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Lake George, NY

$60 - $174

Drive  •  7h 26m

  1. Drive from Washington to Lake George 423.7 miles

$40 - $60

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

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Lake George is to train and fly and bus which costs $180 - $550 and takes 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington station to Lake George. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC - Union Station and arriving at Lake George, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h.

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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 and bus which takes 9h 18m and costs $170 - $450.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Washington to Lake George, including transfers.

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Washington to Lake George bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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Washington to Lake George bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Lake George, NY station.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Lake George.
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  • Distance: 359.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

You can take a bus from Washington to Lake George via NY Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Albany, NY in around 11h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
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
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany Airport to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Lake George, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
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 Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Night bus from New York, Ny to Glens Falls, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 113+ hotels available in Lake George. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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

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