Lake Placid is closer than you think. We're about five hours drive from major northeast metropolitan areas, including New York City and Boston; less than four hours from Ottawa, Canada, and Syracuse, NY; and two to three hours from Albany, NY, Burlington, VT, and Montreal, Canada! View our travel services page to find available rentals and transportation.

Driving distance and time to Lake Placid

  • Burlington, VT: 62 miles / 2 hours
  • Montreal, Canada: 112 miles / 2 hours
  • Albany, NY: 140 miles / 2.5 hours
  • Syracuse, NY: 195 miles / 3.5 hours
  • Ottawa, Canada: 147 miles / 3.5 hours
  • Hartford, CT: 250 miles / 4.5 hours
  • Rochester, NY: 259 miles / 4.5 hours
  • New York City: 288 miles / 5 hours
  • Boston, MA: 306 miles / 5 hours
  • Buffalo, NY: 337 miles / 6 hours
  • Toronto, Canada: 330 miles / 6 hours
  • Pittsburgh, PA: 548 miles / 10 hours
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Airports near Lake Placid

Lake Placid is approximately a two-hour drive from the international airports in Albany, NY (ALB), Burlington, VT (BTV), and Montreal, QC (YUL). Car rental services are available at all three airports.

There is also non-stop service via Cape Air from Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) to Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) located in neighboring Saranac Lake. There you can arrange for car service pick up, taxi, or car rental. The flight from Boston to Saranac Lake is approximately 90 minutes and is a 20-minute drive to Lake Placid.

Lake Placid Airport (LKP) is located minutes from town and accommodates small private or corporate aircraft.

Additionally, you can now fly United Airlines/Sky West direct from Washington-Dulles in Washington D.C. (IAD) to Plattsburgh, NY (PBG). From Plattsburgh, you can easily access Lake Placid by car, bus, or train.

Travel by train or bus

Railway access via Amtrak to Lake Placid is available from New York City, Albany, and Montreal. 

Adirondack Trailways offers bus service from New York City, Port Authority Terminal, and bus terminal points north, with drop-offs at Lake Placid and Saranac Lake — close to hotels, restaurants, and shops in both communities. 

Map of Lake Placid/Essex County

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Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK)
96 Airport Rd, Saranac Lake
(518) 891-4600

The Adirondack Regional Airport provides the quickest, most convenient access to and from the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. The airport is capable of handling aircraft as large as a Boeing 757. It has a Category 1 instrument...

Cape Air
96 Airport Rd, Saranac Lake
(518) 891-5157

Cape Air provides 3-daily commercial flights from the Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The SLK airport is just a few minutes away from downtown Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Cape Air has ticketing and...

Adirondack Flying Service - Charters
27 Airport Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2473
Albany International Airport (ALB)
737 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany
(518) 242-2200
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
1200 Airport Dr, Burlington
(802) 863-1889
Easy and convenient access to the Adirondacks.
Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG)
42 Airport Lane, Plattsburgh
(518) 563-1000
Montreal - Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
97 Romeo- Vachon Blvd North, Montreal
(514) 394-7377