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 are able to fly directly into Lake Placid Airport. There is also non-stop service via Cape Air commuter service from Boston's Logan Airport into 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, with tickets that include a bus ride via Adirondack Trailways from the Saratoga station directly to Lake Placid. Adirondack Trailways also offers service from New York City, Port Authority Terminal, and bus terminal points north, with drop-off in the center of 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.

Adirondack Flying Service - Charters
27 Airport Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2473

Charter Flights directly to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Fly anywhere, anytime. Air service to thousands of airports in the US and Canada. Flying time from New York City or Boston to Lake Placid is only about one hour. Flight time from Burlington...

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...

Hertz Rent-A-Car
96 Airport Road, Saranac Lake
(518) 563-2051

We are located inside the terminal of the Adirondack Regional Airport. We provide service to inbound commercial air travelers, private flights at the FBO, also local persons and businesses. We have a full range of sedans, minivans and SUVs. If you...

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Lake Placid
Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK)
96 Airport Rd, Saranac Lake
(518) 891-4600
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Albany Airport Transportation Services
(518) 888-6449
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Go Aviation
57 Helms Mueller Rd, Saranac Lake
(888) 490-4585
Easy and convenient access to the Adirondacks.
Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG)
42 Airport Rd, Plattsburgh
(518) 563-1000