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Bus Trip Information: Providence to New York

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Providence to New York. Traveling by bus from Providence to New York usually takes around 3 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Ourbus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance155 mi (249 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price€15.98
Trips per day16
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Providence to New York

(Based on 162 ratings and reviews)




8 August 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Timely and comfortable. Cons: All was fine and safe.



30 June 2023- Visiting friends


Pros: Good. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.



15 June 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver introduced herself and announce rules and was informative. Did her job well! Tips: For some reason my Wi-Fi wasn’t working so be mindful of that.



10 June 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines




4 June 2023- Visiting family


Traffic was super bad. I missed my return flight.

Providence to New York Route Map

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

€29.70 is the average price of a bus ticket from Providence to New York. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Providence to New York is expected to range from €27 to €34. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €28. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €27 and can be found on 4 October 2023.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Providence to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €44 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €11.40 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Providence to New York?

There are 5 bus lines from Providence to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US43h 48m€32.25
Greyhound13h 45m€37.66
OurBus23h 47m€23.43
Ourbus13h 46m€29.07
Peter Pan Lines113h 49m€36.23
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Providence to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 1 bus trips from Providence to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from €23.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from €16, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Providence to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Ourbus from Providence to New York from €22. Typically there is one Ourbus schedule per day from Providence to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Ourbus ticket to New York. In Providence, Ourbus departs to New York from 21 Atwells Ave . In New York, Ourbus arrives at 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St .

    An average trip on Ourbus from Providence to New York takes 3 hours and 46 minutes , while the fastest available Ourbus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Ourbus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to New York.

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 11 bus trips every day during the week and 12 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Providence and New York, offering bus tickets as low as €25.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to get from Providence to New York City is probably by bus. The travel time is not much more by bus than by train (both average around 3 hours and 30 minutes), and where a train ticket from Providence to New York City costs an average of $96, a bus ticket averages just $26.
Providence to New York City is not a great day-trip. Buses and trains often take around 3 hours 30 minutes going in both directions, which wouldn’t leave you much time to explore the city. It would be better to spend the night in New York City and head back to Providence in the afternoon or evening on the second day of your trip.
It often takes around 3 hours 30 minutes to get from Providence to New York by train and by bus. A nonstop flight from Providence to New York only takes around 1 hour 30 minutes, but the price of a flight is significantly higher, and that travel time doesn’t include time spent at the airport going through security and arriving early.

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 249 kilometers from Providence to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from Providence to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Providence to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 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 Providence to New York; ticket prices start at €14.10.

City Information


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.

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Providence?

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Main departure station: RICC Parking Garage

The Rhode Island Conference Centre, sometimes shortened to the RICC, includes parking in the heart of Providence courtesy of its two adjacent garages. Both Peter Pan and Greyhound operate bus service from the RICC Parking Garage. Situated in Downtown Providence, the Parking Garage offers immediate access to the city. It forms part of the RICC, an extensive and multi-purpose events space, and is within range of the city’s central commercial hub and several tourist attractions such as the Rhode Island State House and RISD Museum.

All bus stations in Providence:

  • RICC Parking Garage

  • Peter Pan Term

  • Regency Plaza Apartments

  • 21 Atwells Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • 6th Ave between 31st St and 32nd St

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