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Journey Information

New York to Providence, RI bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$19.00
Shortest Duration3h 30m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2

New York to Providence Route Map

New York Providence

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best bus from NYC to Providence?

Determining the best bus from New York City to Providence depends on your priorities. OurBus offers the cheapest ticket, averaging just $17, but with only 1 daily trip. Go Buses have the shortest average travel time at 3 hours 38 minutes. Meanwhile, Peter Pan Lines offers the most daily trips with 12 per day, giving you more options.

How far is it from Providence to New York City?

The distance between Providence and New York City is about 183 miles (295 kilometers). It takes a bus as little as 3 hours 30 minutes to travel from New York to Providence, depending on factors like traffic, weather, and whether the bus is direct or making additional stops in New York, Connecticut or elsewhere in Rhode Island.

Is there a train from Providence to New York?

Yes, there are Amtrak trains that run between Providence and New York. However, it may be worth taking the bus instead. Both forms of transportation take about the same travel time — around 3 hours 30 minutes — but train tickets from Providence to New York typically cost around $96, whereas bus tickets average just $26.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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 bus 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, bus 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.

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Providence?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$20.00 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Providence. Buses from Providence to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$20.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$28.05 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours to cover the 155 miles (249 kilometers) from New York, NY to Providence, RI. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 13:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Providence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Providence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Providence, RI; ticket prices start at US$29.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Providence?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from New York, New York to Providence, Rhode Island. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound24h 17mUS$37.78
Peter Pan Lines23h 40mUS$34.03

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York, New York has two bus stations with service to Providence, Rhode Island:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Providence?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Providence, Rhode Island:

  • Ricc Parking Garage
  • Peter Pan Term

Price trends for buses from New York to Providence

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Providence, RI

(Based on 56 ratings and reviews)




4 March 2020 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Fast and convenient. Cons: Everything was perfect. Tips: None. Pros: Fast and convenient. Cons: Everything was perfect. Tips: None.



15 February 2020 - Visiting friends

Go Buses

The convenience of ur app it’s so easy to useThe convenience of ur app it’s so easy to use



14 February 2020 - Visiting family


The bus driver was great!!The bus driver was great!!


Ana María

1 January 2020 - Visiting friends


New year in New York New year in New York



30 December 2019 - Visiting family

Go Buses

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