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Journey Information

There are 39 intercity buses per day from Providence to Boston. Traveling by bus from Providence to Boston usually takes around one hour and 41 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance41 mi (66 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price$9.40
Trips per day25
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Providence to Boston

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

grace

July 3, 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: fast and easy! good bang for my buck. Cons: could be a tad cleaner.

4.0

Rebecca

June 11, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Not driving in heavy traffic. Cons: Buses late two times on this trip due to traffic. Maybe adjust the schedule if this is the new normal. Tbd wait time for connections at a south Station is pretty bad. Nothing to do. No seats at gate 20. Tips: Patience.

5.0

Rebecca

December 23, 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Goes quickly. Cons: M ok re sear room. Tips: Turn off phone.

5.0

Rebecca

November 23, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Hassle free. Cons: Foot room. Tips: People are friendly and helpful.

5.0

Rebecca

October 10, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Fairly comfortable. Charging ports available as well as cup holder. Riders were quiet. (Only 6). No paper tickets required. Cons: It’s all good. Tips: Sit back and sleep or read. Or enjoy the Boston scenery.

How much is a bus ticket from Providence to Boston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Providence to Boston cost $19.75 on average. This is an excellent value for the 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

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Providence to Boston in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $22 to $25. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 17, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Boston this week, bus tickets are available starting at $22.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Providence to Boston is usually cheapest in October, when the average ticket price is only $15. If you're planning to take the bus from Providence to Boston during March, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $21. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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 23 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $3.55 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Providence to Boston?

There are 4 bus lines from Providence to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 36 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 US21h 2m$12.68
Greyhound11h 0m$12.56
OurBus11h 4m$23.05
Peter Pan Lines361h 52m$24.71
  • 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 Providence to Boston, 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 Providence to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 0 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $11.

  • 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 $19, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Providence to Boston if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Providence to Boston from $9. There are 36 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Providence to Boston and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Boston. In Providence, Peter Pan Lines departs to Boston from RICC Parking Garage and one other station. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Logan Airport Visitor Center and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Providence to Boston takes 1 hours and 52 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 0 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 40 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Boston.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of one hour and 41 minutes to cover the 41 miles from Providence to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 55 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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 Providence to Boston 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Providence to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 39 scheduled buses that travel from Providence to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 25 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 Providence to Boston; ticket prices start at $5.00.

City Information

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.

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Providence?

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: Logan Airport Visitor Center

Buses arrive in Boston at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton St

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