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.

Travel by car 

  • 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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Fly in

You can now fly United Airlines/Sky West direct from Washington-Dulles in Washington D.C. to Plattsburgh PBG. From Plattsburgh, you can easily access your Adirondack destination by bus, train, or car. Or, small private or corporate aircraft can fly directly into Lake Placid Airport. There is also non-stop service via Cape Air commuter service from Boston's Logan Airport to Adirondack Regional Airport. The Boston to Saranac Lake flight is approximately 90 minutes, and there are four flight options a day. Adirondack Regional Airport is a 20-minute drive to Lake Placid. There you can arrange for car service pick up, taxi, or car rental. Additionally, Lake Placid is approximately a two-hour drive from the international airports in Albany, NY, Burlington, VT, and Montreal. Find more detailed travel and transportation information here.

Travel by train or bus

Railway access via Amtrak is available from New York City, Albany, and Montreal.  Adirondack Trailways also offers 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

View a map of our region, and find your way to Lake Placid.

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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...

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