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Journey Information

New York to Providence, RI bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.14
Shortest duration3h 35m
Trips per day6
Bus lines2

New York to Providence Route Map

New York Providence

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best bus from NYC to Providence?

Determining the best bus from New York City to Providence depends on your priorities. OurBus offers the cheapest ticket, averaging just $17, but with only 1 daily trip. Go Buses have the shortest average travel time at 3 hours 38 minutes. Meanwhile, Peter Pan Lines offers the most daily trips with 12 per day, giving you more options.

How far is it from Providence to New York City?

The distance between Providence and New York City is about 183 miles (295 kilometers). It takes a bus as little as 3 hours 30 minutes to travel from New York to Providence, depending on factors like traffic, weather, and whether the bus is direct or making additional stops in New York, Connecticut or elsewhere in Rhode Island.

Is there a train from Providence to New York?

Yes, there are Amtrak trains that run between Providence and New York. However, it may be worth taking the bus instead. Both forms of transportation take about the same travel time — around 3 hours 30 minutes — but train tickets from Providence to New York typically cost around $96, whereas bus tickets average just $26.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Providence 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from New York to Providence?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.65 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Providence. Buses from Providence to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $32.65 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $10.27 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 155 miles (249 kilometers) from New York, NY to Providence, RI. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 35 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Providence. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Providence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Providence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from New York to Rhode Island without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Providence, RI; ticket prices start at $36.45.

What bus companies travel from New York to Providence?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from New York, New York to Providence, Rhode Island. Of these two services, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 5 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound13h 45m$35.23
Peter Pan Lines53h 39m$39.55

Book Greyhound from New York to Providence from $25. There are 1 Greyhound schedules from New York to Providence and you can expect on average to pay $35 for a Greyhound ticket to Providence. In New York, Greyhound departs to Providence from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Providence, Greyhound arrives at Ricc Parking Garage and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Providence takes 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Providence in 3 hours and 35 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $39 for a weekend getaway trip to Providence.

Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Providence from $39. There are 5 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Providence and you can expect on average to pay $40 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Providence. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Providence from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Providence, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Ricc Parking Garage and 1 other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Providence takes 3 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Providence in 3 hours and 35 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $39 for a weekend getaway trip to Providence.

Price trends for buses from New York to Providence

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Providence, RI

(Based on 56 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Junathaen

March 4, 2020 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Fast and convenient. Cons: Everything was perfect. Tips: None. Pros: Fast and convenient. Cons: Everything was perfect. Tips: None.

5.0

Simkho

February 15, 2020 - Visiting friends

Go Buses

The convenience of ur app it’s so easy to useThe convenience of ur app it’s so easy to use

5.0

Katherine

February 14, 2020 - Visiting family

Greyhound

The bus driver was great!!The bus driver was great!!

5.0

Ana María

January 1, 2020 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

New year in New York New year in New York

5.0

Daiana

December 30, 2019 - Visiting family

Go Buses

It was confyIt was confy

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