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Journey Information

There are 39 intercity buses per day from New York to Providence. Traveling by bus from New York to Providence usually takes around 4 hours and 13 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$17.00
Trips per day29
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Providence

(Based on 170 ratings and reviews)




February 24, 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Friendly driver. Smooth ride. Kept well informed. Cons: Fix seatbelts, make cushions a little better.



February 18, 2024- Visiting family


Pros: El conductor muy profesional,. Cons: Nada , todo está muy bien. Tips: Que viajen en el bus.



February 11, 2024- Visiting friends

FlixBus US

Pros: Calm trip. Cons: N/a.



January 2, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: We were on time. Cons: The bus could be more comfy.



December 24, 2023- Couples trip

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: My trip in nyc was nice heading back on the bus I mostly liked the lights dimmed. Cons: More space. Tips: You carryon bag shouldn’t be too big it won’t fit im the overhead space. Be sure to arrive early if traveling with someone to sit with them not a lot of space in the seats.

New York to Providence Route Map

New York Providence

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

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Providence cost $36.77 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from New York to Providence in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $34 to $40. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on March 19, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Providence this week, bus tickets are available starting at $36.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from New York to Providence is usually cheapest in December, when the average ticket price is only $34. If you're planning to take the bus from New York to Providence during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $43. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 $9.01 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Providence?

There are 5 bus lines from New York to Providence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 28 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 44m$40.03
Greyhound13h 47m$39.85
OurBus23h 53m$25.23
Peter Pan Lines103h 59m$38.25
Peter Pan Lines284h 30m$42.39
  • 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 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 New York to Providence every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Providence usually start from $25.

  • 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 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 10 bus trips every day during the week and 11 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Providence, offering bus tickets as low as $35.
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Providence from $35. There are 28 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from New York to Providence and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Providence. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Providence from 321 W 42nd St 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 New York to Providence takes 4 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Providence in 3 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 32 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Providence.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 13 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.

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, 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 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Providence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 39 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Providence every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 29 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; ticket prices start at $12.00.

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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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.


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?

Main departure station: 321 W 42nd St

Buses to Providence leave from 6 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 321 W 42nd St

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th 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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