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Albany - Providence Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Albany to Providence. Traveling by bus from Albany to Providence usually takes around 9 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance133 mi (214 km)
Shortest duration4h 10m
Cheapest price$35.48
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Providence?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Providence cost $46.73 on average. Tickets cheaper than $46.73 are an excellent bargain. 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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Bus tickets from Albany to Providence are expected to cost between $40 and $65 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Providence within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $40. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Albany to Providence are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $39. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $70, 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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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 26 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $28.62 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Providence?

There are 3 bus lines from Albany to Providence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US29h 26m$73.62
Greyhound310h 17m$59.02
Peter Pan Lines24h 18m$54.00
  • 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 Albany 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 3 bus trips from Albany to Providence every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 17 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Providence usually start from $35.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Providence from $54. There are 2 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Providence and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Providence. In Albany, Peter Pan Lines departs to Providence from 66 Green Street . In Providence, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Peter Pan Term .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Albany to Providence takes 4 hours and 18 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Providence in 4 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Providence.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 133 miles from Albany to Providence. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 10 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 Albany 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 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Providence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Albany 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.

City Information

Albany

As the capital city of New York state, Albany is blessed with many historic buildings and quaint quarters, making it the perfect city to take a stroll around. One of the city’s top attractions is the famous New York State Capitol Building, a stately structure that has been around since as far as the 19th century. If you wish to learn more about the city’s rich history, head over to Bidwell House museum, which is actually a restored home filled with impressive artifacts. While staying in Albany, do take the time to visit The Egg, a unique-looking building that will certainly satisfy your architectural curiosity.

For a great dinner with a quirky twist, head over to Canvas, Corks and Forks - Schenectady. For some of the best BBQ dishes in town, don’t hesitate to give Warehouse Grill & BBQ a shot.

The busiest bus station in the area is the Albany Bus Terminal. The bus station welcomes buses from New York, Boston, Baltimore, and many other places. The nearest Amtrak train station is located in the neighboring town of Rensselaer, NY. The city’s principal airport is the Albany International Airport, located six miles northwest of Albany.

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 Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main departure station: Albany Bus Terminal

The Albany Bus Terminal is a busy hub of intercity bus travel in downtown Albany. Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Adirondack Trailways, and Peter Pan operate bus trips that stop at this station. The terminal has customer service staff on-site, as well as restrooms and a small cafe. Several parking lots are available around the station, and a hotel is available just down the street. It is only a few blocks to downtown Albany and the New York State Capitol complex from the station.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • 66 Green Street

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

Where does the bus arrive in Providence?

Main arrival station: Regency Plaza Apartments

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

All bus stations in Providence:

  • Regency Plaza Apartments

  • RICC Parking Garage

  • Peter Pan Term

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