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Providence - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Providence to Philadelphia

There are usually 25 daily bus trips from Providence to Philadelphia.

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$83.46
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$186.93
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Trip Summary

There are usually 17 daily train trips available from Providence to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Providence to Philadelphia usually takes 5 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance235 mi (378 km)
Fastest train4h 20m
Lowest price$68.50
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Providence to Philadelphia

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

Letizia

June 12, 2024- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I liked the possibility of working from the car where the bar is located, even though this meant spending there more time than what was strictly needed to have lunch. Cons: The AC in the car was too much -- it was very cold inside.

5.0

Beth

November 10, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Easy and comfortable. Love the plugs. Cons: The Wi-Fi was off and on.

5.0

Holdina

October 13, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Arrived on time, comfortable and relaxing ride, staff very pleasant and welcoming. I liked cleaningness of the train; staff collected trash often. I also admired how the staff although stops were being announced, they would go around to passengers, whom previously had questions regarding their destination or seemed uncertain, staff would go to such passengers and personally inform them of their upcoming stop and directed them to which doors to utilize to exit. That was so wonderful and made me feel safer, more comfortable. Cons: On this particular trip I honestly didn't notice anything that needed to be improved. Tips: Purchase tickets way in advance for lower prices because there are always great deals available at Wanderu if you don't wait till last minute as I do but even last minute the price and ease of purchase is great. Although at times its disappointing when the price shown is that updated, you find out when selected and you will get a notification that price has increased. Prices should always be updated.

5.0

Tess

October 29, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

It was easy and comfortable

5.0

Julie

October 1, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Great staff-helpful and friendly to newbies. Cons: The bathrooms were pretty bad-urine on the floor, garbage overflowing, etc. Maybe needs to be checked more often since people clearly don’t understand the concept of shared facilities.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Providence and Philadelphia cost $161.82, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 26 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $179.01 more.

Average prices by travel date

$349$233$116JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Providence to Philadelphia will range from $141 to $348. If you're planning to travel by train to Philadelphia in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Providence you can find in the next 7 days is $182. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Providence to Philadelphia often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $166. If you're thinking of traveling from Providence to Philadelphia during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $270 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$342$274$205$137$683020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Providence to Philadelphia, book online with Wanderu at least 26 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $179.01 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Providence to Philadelphia?

There are 3 train lines with service from Providence to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak45h 47m$308.97
Amtrak Acela74h 30m$291.53
Amtrak Northeast Regional95h 21m$220.03
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Providence to Philadelphia every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $68.

  • 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 7 Acela trips from Providence to Philadelphia every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket may cost more than other train lines.

  • 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 9 daily train trips from Providence to Philadelphia, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Providence and Philadelphia is approximately 235 miles, or 378 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Providence to Philadelphia. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Providence at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 17 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Providence to Philadelphia.

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

City Information

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.

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

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 departure 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.

All train stations in Providence:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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Main arrival station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Philadelphia has one train station.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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