Lake Placid is roughly 2 hours North of Albany, NY, 2 hours South of Montreal, Canada, and 2 hours West of Burlington, VT.
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Lake Placid Airport (2.8 Miles)

The Lake Placid Municipal Airport is about one mile south of the village on Route 73. Hours of operation: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. in July & August. Runway: 4,200 feet. Services: Air Charter flights from most airports, scenic flights, tie down, and repairs. 518-523-2473.

Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) (16.6 Miles)

The Adirondack Regional Airport provides the only commercial air service to the Adirondack Park. Located in Lake Clear, 16 miles from Lake Placid, it offers easy access to the entire region. Hertz and Enterprise rental cars are available on site. Commercial flights available through Cape Air: 800-352-0714 or For more information, including general aviation info., visit the Adirondack Regional Airport’s Web, Airport Phone: 518-891-4600, Ticket Counter: 518-891-2290.

Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) (47.9 Miles)

Albany International Airport (ALB) (133 Miles)


Amtrak operates between New York City and Montreal with a  local stop in Westport, N.Y. (40 miles from Lake Placid). For information call 1-800-USA-RAIL. Shuttle bus service to Lake Placid must be arranged with a reservation: 518-523-0294. Other stops along Lake Champlain include Ticonderoga, Port Henry, and Port Kent.

BY WATER (Ferry Service)

Burlington, VT – Port Kent, NY

Crossing time is about one hour.

Charlotte, VT – Essex, NY

Crossing time is about 20 minutes.

Grand Isle, VT – Plattsburgh, NY

Trips run year-round. Crossing time is approximately 12 minutes.

Shoreham, VT – Ticonderoga, NY

Crossing time is about six minutes. Information, call: 802-897-7999.

Information: 802-864-9804. For ferry schedules, check out

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