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Philadelphia - Providence Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 41 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Providence. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Providence usually takes around 8 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance235 mi (378 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price$7.00
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Providence

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

Craig

March 21, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus left and arrived on time. Cons: Bus' Philadelphia loading point is not at the street address provided, but around the corner on Spring Garden St. There needs to be signage on Colombus Blvd directing passengers to the correct location. Outlets on both buses were not working. Same thing on the return trip.

5.0

Emmanuel c

October 30, 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I like that the driver was funny and friendly in his introduction welcome onboard speech to passengers. Cons: Maybe have some monitors for entertainment. Tips: Recommendable.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Providence?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Providence cost $49.71 on average. Tickets cheaper than $49.71 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

$75$50$25JunJun

Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Providence are expected to cost between $52 and $66 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 $54. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Providence are at their cheapest average price in April. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $49. 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

$75$60$45$30$153020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 29 days in advance to save up to $22.82.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Providence?

There are 3 bus lines from Philadelphia to Providence available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 29 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 US78h 59m$58.80
Greyhound410h 37m$61.08
Peter Pan Lines297h 34m$64.55
  • 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 7 trips per day from Philadelphia 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 4 bus trips from Philadelphia to Providence every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 37 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Providence usually start from $28.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Providence from $7. There are 29 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Providence and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Providence. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to Providence from 520 North Christopher Columbus 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 Philadelphia to Providence takes 7 hours and 34 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Providence in 5 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 36 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Providence.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 235 miles from Philadelphia to Providence. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 50 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 Philadelphia 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Providence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 41 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia 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.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Providence; ticket prices start at $25.00.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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 Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 520 North Christopher Columbus

Buses to Providence leave from 5 stations in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • Philadelphia (Market & Filbert)

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

Where does the bus arrive in Providence?

Main arrival station: Peter Pan Term

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

All bus stations in Providence:

  • Peter Pan Term

  • RICC Parking Garage

  • Regency Plaza Apartments

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