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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Boston to Providence. Traveling by bus from Boston to Providence usually takes around one hour and 14 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour,

Distance41 mi (66 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price$5.99
Trips per day12
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Providence

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Timothy

August 26, 2021- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Safe, quick and comfortable ride. Cons: There was no one at the counter when I arrived, but found the marker with my bus info on it once I walked around. Tips: Arrive early to avoid any confusion finding your bus.

Pros: Safe, quick and comfortable ride. Cons: There was no one at the counter when I arrived, but found the marker with my bus info on it once I walked around. Tips: Arrive early to avoid any confusion finding your bus.

4.0

Candi

July 18, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I liked the speed & comfort of my trip. Cons: Your bus driver was foreign, curt & unfriendly, irritated that I was slow with my walker, and wasn't helpful identifying which stop was correct for me. I didn't tip him for retrieving my suitcase. None of your wifi p...

Pros: I liked the speed & comfort of my trip. Cons: Your bus driver was foreign, curt & unfriendly, irritated that I was slow with my walker, and wasn't helpful identifying which stop was correct for me. I didn't tip him for retrieving my suitcase. None of your wifi plugs worked.🥺. Tips: Be careful that the people meeting you know the difference between RICC AND CCRI. My pickup was waiting for me in Warwick, RI and I was Standing across the street from Marriott Residence in Providence. RI 🤪😳😭😱.

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5.0

Maria

July 7, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: smooth ride, careful driver, spacious, arrival close to 20 minutes early! Cons: Seat belts hard to work. Tips: Left on time, quiet ride - I would do this again in a heartbeat.

Pros: smooth ride, careful driver, spacious, arrival close to 20 minutes early! Cons: Seat belts hard to work. Tips: Left on time, quiet ride - I would do this again in a heartbeat.

5.0

Mona

April 23, 2021- Couples trip

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was without hassle, short and comfortable. Cons: The price could be less and there could be a bus from New York which stops in Boston so that the resources are optimized. On our trip to Providence there were only four passengers. Tips: I was unable to use the...

Pros: It was without hassle, short and comfortable. Cons: The price could be less and there could be a bus from New York which stops in Boston so that the resources are optimized. On our trip to Providence there were only four passengers. Tips: I was unable to use the supposedly free wifi although I was connected.

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5.0

Rochelle

January 22, 2020- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Comfortable, quiet, smooth ride. Cons: Seats need headrest.

Pros: Comfortable, quiet, smooth ride. Cons: Seats need headrest.

Boston to Providence Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Providence?

The average price for a bus ticket to Providence is $8.69, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Providence is expected to range from $9 to $19. If you are looking to travel to Providence within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $12. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $9 and can be found on February 1, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Boston to Providence by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $16 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $8.70 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Providence?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to Providence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 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 6m$8.93
Greyhound21h 4m$14.19
Peter Pan Lines91h 20m$20.30
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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

    Greyhound

    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 2 bus trips from Boston to Providence every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 4 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Providence usually start from $11.

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  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    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 9 bus trips every day during the week and 9 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Providence, offering bus tickets as low as $16.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Providence during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride from Boston to Providence?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 14 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.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Providence at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Providence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Boston to Providence without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Providence, RI; ticket prices start at $6.00.

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 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?

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Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Intl Airport

  • LAZ parking lot - 90 Traveler Street

Where does the bus arrive in Providence?

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Main arrival 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

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