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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from Boston to Providence. Traveling by bus from Boston to Providence usually takes around one hour and 59 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour,

Distance41 mi (66 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price$10.99
Trips per day19
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Providence

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Carol

June 6, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

No info at gate 20 when bus was late

5.0

Kayley

February 15, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The bus driver was super nice. Tips: Expect traffic delays to impact arrival time.

5.0

Michael G

January 31, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was an amazing experience. Cons: Keep doing what you’re doing. Tips: Respect the staff.

5.0

Srish

April 8, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Great bus, no problem at all. Cons: Nothing.

4.0

Phyllis

December 8, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Speedy and restful

Boston to Providence Route Map

Boston Providence

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Providence?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to Providence cost $22.42 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Boston to Providence in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $22 to $24. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 10, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Providence this week, bus tickets are available starting at $22.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Boston to Providence are at their cheapest average price in October. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $16. On the other hand, traveling on this route during March might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for March trips cost $22, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 7 days in advance to save $0.08 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Providence?

There are 4 bus lines from Boston to Providence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 26 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 US21h 3m$13.30
Greyhound11h 0m$13.28
OurBus11h 0m$25.29
Peter Pan Lines262h 13m$24.85
  • 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 2 trips per day from Boston 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 Boston to Providence every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 0 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Providence usually start from $11.

  • 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 $19, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to Providence if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Providence from $22. There are 26 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Providence and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Providence. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Providence from Logan Airport Visitor Center and one other station. In Providence, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Peter Pan Term and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Providence takes 2 hours and 13 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Providence in 1 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 26 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Providence.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 59 minutes to cover the 41 miles from Boston to Providence. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Boston to Providence for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Providence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Providence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 19 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 Boston to Providence; ticket prices start at $4.00.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

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 Boston?

Main departure station: Logan Airport Visitor Center

Buses to Providence leave from 4 stations in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton St

Where does the bus arrive in Providence?

Main arrival station: Peter Pan Term

Buses arrive in Providence at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Providence:

  • Peter Pan Term

  • RICC Parking Garage

  • Regency Plaza Apartments

  • 21 Atwells Ave

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