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Journey Information

Providence, RI to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$14.00
Shortest Duration1h 0m
Trips per day6
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest bus from Providence to Boston?

The cheapest bus from Providence to Boston is Greyhound, with tickets costing about $13.50 on average.

What is the fastest bus from Providence to Boston?

Greyhound has the fastest average travel time at 1 hour 5 minutes. However, Peter Pan Lines is close behind at just 1 hour 14 minutes.

What is the best way to travel from Providence to Boston?

The best way to travel from Providence to Boston is by bus. Traveling by bus, tickets average less than $14. Traveling by train tends to be faster, with all Amtrak trips averaging less than an hour in duration, but tickets cost around $28 on average — more than twice as much as bus tickets.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.00 was the low point for bus fares from Providence to Boston. Buses from Boston to Providence are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $16.00 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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.04 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 12 minutes to cover the 41 miles (66 kilometers) from Providence, RI to Boston, MA. 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Boston at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Providence?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Providence to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Providence to Boston 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 Rhode Island to Massachusetts without transferring.

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

What bus companies travel from Providence to Boston?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Providence, Rhode Island to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 7 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11h 10m$15.78
Peter Pan Lines71h 13m$20.01

Where does the bus leave from in Providence?

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

  • 99 W Exchange St
  • Peter Pan Term

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport

Price trends for buses from Providence to Boston

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Providence, RI to Boston, MA
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 1, 2020Solo travel
Quick and convenient
November 8, 2019Solo travel
Bus arrived early and we boarded and left on time. The driver was friendly.
More spacious seats
November 6, 2019Business
The ride was fine- on time and comfortable. I really appreciated the outlets and cup holder on the seat! More expensive than the train, but I am willing to pay a bit more for the airport drop off.
July 16, 2019Visiting family
Pleasant trip, got me where I needed to be on time!
The interior could be cleaner.

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