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Trip Summary

There are 13 daily trains from Providence to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Providence to Philadelphia usually takes around 5 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 4 hours and 21 minutes.

Distance235 mi (378 km)
Fastest train4h 21m
Lowest price£19.77
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Karen

13 May 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The train was on time there were no safety concerns and the accommodations were well maintained. Cons: There were no issues that required improvement. Tips: Great value in using Wanderu.

Pros: The train was on time there were no safety concerns and the accommodations were well maintained. Cons: There were no issues that required improvement. Tips: Great value in using Wanderu.

5.0

Diane

28 December 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Relaxing and stress free!

Relaxing and stress free!

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

In the last month, £56.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Providence, RI to Philadelphia, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £65.20 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£106£71£35JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Providence to Philadelphia will vary between £43 and £105. Planning a train trip to Philadelphia within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Providence over the next 7 days is £49. 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 Providence to Philadelphia 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 £61 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Providence to Philadelphia in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £100 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

£124£99£74£49£253020100

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 Philadelphia from Providence will be about £65.20 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Providence to Philadelphia?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 50m£93.55
Amtrak Acela44h 30m£101.76
Amtrak Northeast Regional75h 27m£52.99
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Providence to Philadelphia every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £20.

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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 4 Acela trips from Providence to Philadelphia 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 Providence to Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia?

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 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 21 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 Providence to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Philadelphia?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia to Providence. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Providence to Philadelphia for £14.12.

City Information

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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Providence.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Arrival stations

Philadelphia has one train station.

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