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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Providence to New London. Traveling by train from Providence to New London usually takes around 57 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 51 minutes.

Distance48 mi (77 km)
Fastest train0h 51m
Lowest price£6.23
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Providence, RI to New London, CT

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Bernard

17 September 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Very courteous and professional staff/porter. Cons: Great as it is. Tips: They’ll enjoy the train.

Pros: Very courteous and professional staff/porter. Cons: Great as it is. Tips: They’ll enjoy the train.

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

In the last month, £7.89 was the average price of a train ticket from Providence, RI to New London, CT. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £11.38 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£22£15£7SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Providence to New London will vary between £7 and £16. Planning a train trip to New London within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Providence over the next 7 days is £7. 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

£18£15£11£7£4ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Providence to New London by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £9 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Providence to New London in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £13 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

£37£29£22£15£73020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New London from Providence will be about £11.38 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Providence to New London?

Amtrak Northeast Regional is the one and only train line which connects Providence, Rhode Island to New London, Connecticut. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Northeast Regional90h 58m£11.13
  • 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 9 daily train trips from Providence to New London, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Providence to New London 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 Providence to New London?

The distance between Providence and New London is approximately 48 miles, or 77 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 51 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to New London.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Providence to New London 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 Providence at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Providence to New London?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Providence to New London.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New London to Providence. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Providence to New London for £11.00.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Providence?

Departure 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.

Where is the train station in New London?

Arrival stations

New London has one train station.

Need a return trip from New London to Providence?

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