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Washington DC - Providence Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 25 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Providence. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Providence usually takes around 10 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance358 mi (576 km)
Shortest duration8h 5m
Cheapest price$15.00
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to Providence

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Qaisar

September 5, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Enjoy full trip I like it. Cons: All is good some mobile charging point is not working plz fixed it. Tips: Very good service.

4.0

Deborah

July 30, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Quiet peaceful ride. Cons: Seatbelts on all buses First bus had seatbelts second bus didn’t Second bus was suppose to arrive in Providence at 7:40 pm didn’t arrive till around 8:30pm. Tips: Second bus was a little too cold. Bring a sweater.

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Providence?

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to Providence cost $79.84 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JunJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Washington DC to Providence in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $58 to $101. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 9, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Providence this week, bus tickets are available starting at $83.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Washington DC to Providence are at their cheapest average price in February. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $75. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $94, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 8 days in advance to save up to $25.72.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Providence?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington DC to Providence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 18 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 US710h 55m$75.92
Greyhound111h 21m$70.91
Peter Pan Lines1810h 2m$105.19
  • 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 7 trips per day from Washington to Providence, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 Washington to Providence every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Providence usually start from $42.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington to Providence from $15. There are 18 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Washington DC to Providence and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Providence. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines departs to Providence from Union Station . In Providence, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Peter Pan Term and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington to Providence takes 10 hours and 2 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Providence in 8 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 23 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Providence.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 358 miles from Washington DC to Providence. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to Providence at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Providence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 25 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Providence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Providence, RI; ticket prices start at $50.00.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

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 does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Providence?

Main arrival station: Peter Pan Term

Buses arrive in Providence at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Providence:

  • Peter Pan Term

  • RICC Parking Garage

  • Regency Plaza Apartments

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