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Albany - Lake Placid Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Albany to Lake Placid. Traveling by bus from Albany to Lake Placid usually takes around 4 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways bus can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price$39.75
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Albany to Lake Placid

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Johan

December 24, 2019- Couples trip

Adirondack Trailways

Know the tourist places and attractions, beyond the stay and the climate of the place.

Know the tourist places and attractions, beyond the stay and the climate of the place.

Price trends for buses from Albany to Lake Placid

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15MayJun

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Albany to Lake Placid?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Albany to Lake Placid. Adirondack Trailways is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways24h 8m$40.25
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the Albany to Lake Placid route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $40 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany to Lake Placid during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Albany to Lake Placid?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 113 miles from Albany to Lake Placid. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

The first bus leaves at 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Lake Placid, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Lake Placid are there per day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Albany to Lake Placid. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

City Information

Albany

As the capital city of New York state, Albany is blessed with many historic buildings and quaint quarters, making it the perfect city to take a stroll around. One of the city’s top attractions is the famous New York State Capitol Building, a stately structure that has been around since as far as the 19th century. If you wish to learn more about the city’s rich history, head over to Bidwell House museum, which is actually a restored home filled with impressive artifacts. While staying in Albany, do take the time to visit The Egg, a unique-looking building that will certainly satisfy your architectural curiosity.

For a great dinner with a quirky twist, head over to Canvas, Corks and Forks - Schenectady. For some of the best BBQ dishes in town, don’t hesitate to give Warehouse Grill & BBQ a shot.

The busiest bus station in the area is the Albany Bus Terminal. The bus station welcomes buses from New York, Boston, Baltimore, and many other places. The nearest Amtrak train station is located in the neighboring town of Rensselaer, NY. The city’s principal airport is the Albany International Airport, located six miles northwest of Albany.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Albany?

Main departure station: Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

Albany has two bus stations with service to Lake Placid.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

  • Albany Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Lake Placid?

Main arrival station: NY Bus Stop - 44 Hadjis Way

All buses from Albany arrive at one main station in Lake Placid.

All bus stations in Lake Placid:

  • NY Bus Stop - 44 Hadjis Way

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