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New York - Providence Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 18 daily trains from New York to Providence. Traveling by train from New York to Providence usually takes around 3 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance155 mi (249 km)
Fastest train2h 56m
Lowest price$16.27
Trains per day19
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Providence

(Based on 55 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Temitope

January 23, 2024- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I can avoid traffic anytime with train. Cons: I don’t know. Tips: Be considerate about others in all they do.

4.0

Steven

November 5, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: A nice safe ride to my destination. Cons: There are no improvements needed.

5.0

Carlos

September 17, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Everything

5.0

Jose

September 11, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Excellent

5.0

Mary

September 7, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Easy

New York to Providence Route Map

New York Providence

What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Providence?

In the last month, $87.45 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Providence. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $87.17 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$244$163$81FebMar

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Providence will vary between C$72 and C$244. Planning a train trip to Providence within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is C$92. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from New York to Providence often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in August when the average ticket price is only $146,

If you're thinking of traveling from New York to Providence during May, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $191 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in May, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Providence from New York will be about C$87.17 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Providence?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Providence. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 32m$202.27
Amtrak Acela63h 4m$193.44
Amtrak Northeast Regional103h 37m$96.82
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from New York to Providence every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $62.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 6 Acela trips from New York to Providence every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 10 daily train trips from New York to Providence, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cheapest train line from New York City to Providence is the Amtrak Northeast Regional. Train tickets through this line will cost an average of $84, compared to the Amtrak Acela which is closer to $153. The Northeast Regional has 9 daily routes, with an average duration of around 3 hours 35 minutes. There is, however, an express schedule that will get you to Providence in under 3 hours — keep an eye out for that option in your search results.
Yes, there are 4 bus companies that provide a route from New York to Providence: Go Buses, Greyhound, OurBus and Peter Pan Lines. Tickets average about $30, and the typical travel time is around 3 hours 30 minutes.
Considering there are 18 daily direct routes and the average travel time is only 3 hours, a day trip from New York City to Providence is certainly doable. The only issue is the price of a train ticket. With Northeast Regional tickets averaging $84, a bus may be a more affordable option — although it will likely take you longer to get there, meaning you’ll have less time in Providence.
The distance between New York and Providence is approximately 155 miles, or 249 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 56 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains from New York to Providence are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs New York at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 18 scheduled trains on most days. 19 of these are direct connections to Providence. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Providence to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Providence

Though some might say that it is overshadowed by nearby Boston, Providence is an interesting destination on its own. A quaint college town with a deep historical value, Providence allows fans of U.S. history to marvel at historic buildings such as the ones on Benefit Street, which boasts the highest concentration of Colonial houses. As you stroll around the streets of Providence at night, don’t forget to take a detour to WaterFire, a sculpture project that features bonfires along the rivers of Providence. Accompanying the bonfires are the sounds of ceremonial gongs and various music programs, which brighten up the night. For those seeking a unique cultural experience, the Federal Hill quarter sits among the most famous Little Italian neighborhoods, and it features some of the best Italian restaurants in town.

The staple dish of Providence is oysters, which are not difficult to find in the city. However, if you can endure a short drive, Matunuck Oyster Bar, an oyster restaurant located 40 miles south of South Kingstown, provides some of the freshest and most delicious oysters around. Some other notable establishments include Birch, Oberlin, and Tallulah’s Taqueria.

The Providence airport is located in nearby Warwick which is only a 6 miles’ drive from the city. The main bus hub for Providence is found at the Rhode Island Convention Center Parking Garage, where travelers could catch a bus from Greyhound or Peter Pan Bus Lines. The main Amtrak train station is located just a 10-minute walk across the Woonasquatucket River.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • 329 Avenue St-Denis

  • Gare Centrale

Where is the train station in Providence?

Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St  - PVDAMT-0

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Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St  - PVDAMT-1

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Main arrival station: Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

Built in 1986, Providence Station is the state of Rhode Island’s busiest train station. Falling on the Northeast Corridor, Providence Station acts as a gateway into Boston to the north and also provides direct connections to many major cities to the southwest, such as New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The station is served by Amtrak, which runs its flagship Acela and Northeast Regional services, and the MBTA, which operates between T. F. Green Airport, Providence, and Boston. Located in the city’s downtown, Providence Station sits opposite the historic Rhode Island State House and is within a stone’s throw of various shops and restaurants.

Train stations in Providence:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

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