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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from New York to Providence. Traveling by bus from New York to Providence usually takes around 4 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance155 mi (249 km)
Shortest duration3h 25m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day15
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Providence

(Based on 75 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Brian

December 23, 2021- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Bus was on time (5 min late departure but that’s ok). Cery very very good driver. Felt safe the entire trip. Cons: Outlets did not work.

Pros: Bus was on time (5 min late departure but that’s ok). Cery very very good driver. Felt safe the entire trip. Cons: Outlets did not work.

5.0

María Teresa

December 22, 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

It's so nice everything

It's so nice everything

5.0

Mayumi

December 12, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: I was a good trip, the driver was really friendly and was really considerate of the passengers. Cons: The seats were too close to each other so I didn't had much space, that made it a little uncomfortable and hard for me to rest on the trip. Tips: Get there on ti...

Pros: I was a good trip, the driver was really friendly and was really considerate of the passengers. Cons: The seats were too close to each other so I didn't had much space, that made it a little uncomfortable and hard for me to rest on the trip. Tips: Get there on time and talk to them when you arrive so you can seat as soon as the bus arrives.

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4.0

Greta

November 28, 2021- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

The WiFi connection wasn’t working

The WiFi connection wasn’t working

5.0

Nikita

November 24, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Trip was smooth and quick, staff was helpful and everyone wore their masks! Cons: The guy who puts luggage into the bin could be a bit nicer. He just holds his hand out waiting for people to physically put their bags in his hand, that was the only negative experi...

Pros: Trip was smooth and quick, staff was helpful and everyone wore their masks! Cons: The guy who puts luggage into the bin could be a bit nicer. He just holds his hand out waiting for people to physically put their bags in his hand, that was the only negative experience I had about this trip. Tips: None!

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New York to Providence Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from New York to Providence?

$19.89 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Providence. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Providence is expected to range from $17 to $30. If you are looking to travel to Providence within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $23. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $17 and can be found on February 9, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Providence in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $37 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $13.86 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Providence?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Providence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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 US33h 42m$20.02
Greyhound45h 51m$25.76
OurBus13h 58m$20.74
Peter Pan Lines113h 53m$36.14
  • 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 3 trips per day from New York 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 4 bus trips from New York to Providence every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 51 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Providence usually start from $18.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $17, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Providence if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • 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 11 bus trips every day during the week and 13 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Providence, offering bus tickets as low as $32.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best bus from NYC to Providence?

Determining the best bus from New York City to Providence depends on your priorities. OurBus offers the cheapest ticket, averaging just $17, but with only 1 daily trip. Go Buses have the shortest average travel time at 3 hours 38 minutes. Meanwhile, Peter Pan Lines offers the most daily trips with 12 per day, giving you more options.

How far is it from Providence to New York City?

The distance between Providence and New York City is about 183 miles (295 kilometers). It takes a bus as little as 3 hours 30 minutes to travel from New York to Providence, depending on factors like traffic, weather, and whether the bus is direct or making additional stops in New York, Connecticut or elsewhere in Rhode Island.

Is there a train from Providence to New York?

Yes, there are Amtrak trains that run between Providence and New York. However, it may be worth taking the bus instead. Both forms of transportation take about the same travel time — around 3 hours 30 minutes — but train tickets from Providence to New York typically cost around $96, whereas bus tickets average just $26.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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 New York to Providence?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 155 miles from New York to Providence. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 25 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 New York?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Providence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Providence each day?

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Providence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 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 New York to Providence, RI; ticket prices start at $25.00.

City Information

New York

New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

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Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

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

  • 21 Atwells Ave

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