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Journey Information

Boston to Providence, RI bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$12.00
Shortest Duration1h 0m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2

Boston to Providence Route Map

Boston Providence

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston 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 Boston to Providence?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $18.49 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Providence. Buses from Providence to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $18.49 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 2 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $1.60 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 16 minutes to cover the 41 miles (66 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Providence, RI. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour, You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Providence. 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. 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 3 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 Massachusetts to Rhode Island without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Providence, RI; ticket prices start at $7.00.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Providence?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Boston, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island. Of these two services, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11h 0m$15.07
Peter Pan Lines41h 21m$20.02

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Boston, Massachusetts has two bus stations with service to Providence, Rhode Island:

  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport

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 Boston to Providence

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JanJan

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Providence, RI
4.9
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Stephen
4.0
June 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
There was a restroom onboardThere was a restroom onboard
Cons
Departure procedure at Boston Terminal quite confusing as Staff not particularly helpful with information and instructions before boarding.Departure procedure at Boston Terminal quite confusing as Staff not particularly helpful with information and instructions before boarding.
Tips
Make sure to get to the Boston Bus Terminal well before departure in order to find out which gate the bus leaves from - the gate indicated on the ticket not the same as actual departure gate. Make sure to get to the Boston Bus Terminal well before departure in order to find out which gate the bus leaves from - the gate indicated on the ticket not the same as actual departure gate.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.2
Condition
4.8
Rochelle
5.0
January 22, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable, quiet, smooth rideComfortable, quiet, smooth ride
Cons
Seats need headrest Seats need headrest
Maleeka
5.0
October 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Safe driver Safe driver
Cons
PricePrice
Julio Cezar
5.0
July 6, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I liked everything!I liked everything!
Cons
NoNo
Tips
If you can always travel with Peter Pan.If you can always travel with Peter Pan.
Haiyan
5.0
July 6, 2019Solo travel
Cons
美国如果有高铁就好了!美国如果有高铁就好了!
Tips
国内的4G到了美国 速度会变慢 美国大巴上的没找到Wifi,可能是我英语不好的没去问黑人司机吧!国内的4G到了美国 速度会变慢 美国大巴上的没找到Wifi,可能是我英语不好的没去问黑人司机吧!
Oghenetega
5.0
June 1, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Got to spend quality time with friends Got to spend quality time with friends
Cons
MaybeMaybe
Tips
Use wandering!😍Use wandering!😍

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