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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Providence, RI?

Lowest Price£26.84
Fastest Train4h 19m
Trains Per Day12
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Providence right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, £42.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £46.68 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Providence?

The distance between Philadelphia and Providence is approximately 235 miles, or 378 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 19 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 Philadelphia to Providence are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Philadelphia at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Philadelphia to Providence?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 10 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 Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Providence for £15.54.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Providence?

There are 3 train lines with service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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
Amtrak26h 59m£41.39
Amtrak Acela34h 29m£81.32
Amtrak Northeast Regional75h 34m£38.68

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Providence start from £27, and on average cost £41. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Providence. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Providence trains arrive at Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St, From Philadelphia to Providence train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Providence faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Providence on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Philadelphia to Providence start from £78, and on average cost £81. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Acela schedules to Providence. Amtrak Acela in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Providence trains arrive at Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St, From Philadelphia to Providence train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 4 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Providence faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Providence.

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Philadelphia to Providence start from £27, and on average cost £39. Daily there are 7 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Providence. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other station. And in Providence trains arrive at Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St, From Philadelphia to Providence train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 5 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Providence faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Providence.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There are two stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train to Providence:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Where is the train station in Providence?

Providence has one train station:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to Providence

Average prices by travel date

£64£42£21FebMar

Monthly average prices

£124£99£74£49£25MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

£106£85£64£42£213020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Sophia

8 November 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Wifi was available. The staff were readily available to assist. As visitors from abroad this was our first AMTRAC train journey and we will not hesitate to recommend it to others. Ocerall it was z beautiful experience. Cons: Coffee more readily available. Tips: I... Pros: Wifi was available. The staff were readily available to assist. As visitors from abroad this was our first AMTRAC train journey and we will not hesitate to recommend it to others. Ocerall it was z beautiful experience. Cons: Coffee more readily available. Tips: If you have a long journey make sure you pack a good snack and water for the road.More

5.0

Karen

30 September 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was enjoyable and not congested an all over good trip. Cons: There were improvements that was noted on this trip. Tips: No none. Pros: It was enjoyable and not congested an all over good trip. Cons: There were improvements that was noted on this trip. Tips: No none.

5.0

David

31 July 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Clean. Cons: The long layer in NY. Tips: Use Amtrak. Pros: Clean. Cons: The long layer in NY. Tips: Use Amtrak.

5.0

Kim

10 June 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

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