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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from Newark to Providence. Traveling by train from Newark to Providence usually takes around 4 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 3 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance162 mi (260 km)
Fastest train3h 22m
Lowest price£18.12
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Newark, NJ to Providence, RI

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Jacquelyn

22 October 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Comfortable ride that replaced driving in the car and dealing with traffic! Cons: Nothing that I noticed.

Pros: Comfortable ride that replaced driving in the car and dealing with traffic! Cons: Nothing that I noticed.

4.0

John

13 September 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Be on time. Maybe text updates on ETA /ETD via an opt-in

Be on time. Maybe text updates on ETA /ETD via an opt-in

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

In the last month, £42.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Providence, RI. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £48.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£87£58£29JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Providence will vary between £35 and £84. Planning a train trip to Providence within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Newark over the next 7 days is £36. 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 Newark to Providence by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £42 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Providence in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £67 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

£91£72£54£36£183020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Providence from Newark will be about £48.08 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Newark to Providence?

There are 3 train lines with service from Newark, New Jersey to Providence, Rhode Island. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 57m£29.68
Amtrak Acela53h 30m£89.72
Amtrak Northeast Regional74h 20m£42.86
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Newark to Providence every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £18.

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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 5 Acela trips from Newark 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 7 daily train trips from Newark to Providence, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark 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.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Providence?

The distance between Newark and Providence is approximately 162 miles, or 260 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 22 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Newark to Providence are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Newark at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Newark to Providence?

There are 12 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 Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Providence for £26.82.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Providence.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Providence?

Arrival stations

Providence has one train station.

Need a return trip from Providence to Newark?

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