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Train Route Overview: New York to Providence

There are 22 daily trains from New York to Providence. Traveling by train from New York to Providence usually takes around 4 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance155 mi (249 km)
Fastest train2h 54m
Lowest price$30.77
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Providence

(Based on 17 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Daniel

May 7, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Amtrak is always our preferred method of travel when we visit NYC. This time we got very reasonable fares at decent departure times for our trip. Cons: The restrooms need more frequent attention. The PA systems are muffled and difficult to hear at times but the ...

Pros: Amtrak is always our preferred method of travel when we visit NYC. This time we got very reasonable fares at decent departure times for our trip. Cons: The restrooms need more frequent attention. The PA systems are muffled and difficult to hear at times but the information displays are excellent. Tips: Plan to be at Moynihan terminal 30 min before departure because NYC traffic is usually hectic. We almost missed our train because we were stuck by red lights one block from the terminal.

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5.0

Milena

March 24, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: All was good and I feel safe. Cons: All good. Tips: No.

Pros: All was good and I feel safe. Cons: All good. Tips: No.

5.0

Kari

December 30, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: First Amtrak train trip ever. Very good experience. Easy to navigate Penn Station. Waiting area was lovely. Train departed promptly at 11am. Arrived as scheduled. Perfecto! Cons: Trash from prior seat users was left in seat pockets. Tips: Enjoy!

Pros: First Amtrak train trip ever. Very good experience. Easy to navigate Penn Station. Waiting area was lovely. Train departed promptly at 11am. Arrived as scheduled. Perfecto! Cons: Trash from prior seat users was left in seat pockets. Tips: Enjoy!

5.0

Patrick

December 26, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

I enjoyed how smooth and comfortable the ride was.

I enjoyed how smooth and comfortable the ride was.

5.0

Samantha

November 21, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: There was a good selection in the buffet cart. The station and organisation of getting on the train was really effective. The seats were spacious and comfy. Cons: They said the train was full but when moving down the train there were lots more seats meaning many ...

Pros: There was a good selection in the buffet cart. The station and organisation of getting on the train was really effective. The seats were spacious and comfy. Cons: They said the train was full but when moving down the train there were lots more seats meaning many people were crammed into the first coaches. I left my coat on the train and have contacted Amtrak about getting this back but I’ve not heard anything. I’m really disappointing as it’s hard to get hold of anyone and I fear it’s in a lost property never to be seen again. Tips: Move down the carriages as there are spaces at the front of the train and despite suggesting it’s a fully booked train there were lots of available seats further towards the front of the train.

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New York to Providence Route Map

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

$101.56 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Providence. Any tickets cheaper than $101.56 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Providence will vary between C$90 and C$210. 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$106. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Providence by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$90 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Providence in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$132 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

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 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Providence from New York will be about C$61.04 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 is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak86h 58m$130.88
Amtrak Acela63h 2m$207.29
Amtrak Northeast Regional83h 31m$92.87
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 8 Amtrak trains from New York to Providence every day, as well as 33 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $31.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    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 .

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    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 8 daily train trips from New York to Providence, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest train line from New York to Providence?

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.

Can you travel from New York to Providence by bus?

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.

Is New York to Providence a good day-trip?

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.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Providence during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from New York to Providence?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Providence. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from New York to Providence?

The distance between New York and Providence is approximately 155 miles, or 249 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 54 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when trains are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to Providence, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 1:00am 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.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 22 scheduled trains on most days. 15 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.

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.

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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Departure stations

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:

  • Penn Station

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • 455 Rhinecliff Rd

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • 69 S Front St

  • 75 Exchange St

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • 13 Lancaster Ave

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • Schenectady, New York

  • Amtrak SEPTA Station

  • 50 S Wilson Ave

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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Arrival stations

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 Express 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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