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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Providence to New York. Traveling by bus from Providence to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance155 mi (249 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day15
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Providence, RI to New York, NY

(Based on 83 ratings and reviews)




September 7, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Easy boarding and take off. Cons: Outlets inside the bus did not work.

Pros: Easy boarding and take off. Cons: Outlets inside the bus did not work.



August 20, 2021- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus driver was extremely nice. Cons: Maybe to stop halfway so you can stretch your legs and get a snack or drink for a few moments. Tips: Yes… bring a sweater bus can get cold.

Pros: Bus driver was extremely nice. Cons: Maybe to stop halfway so you can stretch your legs and get a snack or drink for a few moments. Tips: Yes… bring a sweater bus can get cold.



July 18, 2021- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: N/a. Cons: A nice added feature would have been a USB port to charge phones. Only a regular outlet was provided. Tips: Always bring your plug for charging phones.

Pros: N/a. Cons: A nice added feature would have been a USB port to charge phones. Only a regular outlet was provided. Tips: Always bring your plug for charging phones.



July 10, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

The driver was amazing!

The driver was amazing!



June 4, 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

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Providence to New York Route Map

Providence New York

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

$16.98 is the average price of a bus ticket from Providence to New York. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Providence to New York is expected to range from $21 to $34. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $26. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $21 and can be found on November 4, 2021.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in December. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Providence to New York in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $30 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


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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $16.51 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Providence to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Providence to New York. With 13 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 36m$19.38
Greyhound45h 49m$28.30
Peter Pan Lines133h 47m$35.82
  • 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 Providence to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 49 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $20.

  • 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 13 bus trips every day during the week and 15 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Providence and New York, offering bus tickets as low as $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get from Providence to New York City?

The best way to get from Providence to New York City is probably by bus. The travel time is not much more by bus than by train (both average around 3 hours and 30 minutes), and where a train ticket from Providence to New York City costs an average of $96, a bus ticket averages just $26.

Is Providence to New York City a good day-trip?

Providence to New York City is not a great day-trip. Buses and trains often take around 3 hours 30 minutes going in both directions, which wouldn’t leave you much time to explore the city. It would be better to spend the night in New York City and head back to Providence in the afternoon or evening on the second day of your trip.

How long does it take to get from Providence to New York?

It often takes around 3 hours 30 minutes to get from Providence to New York by train and by bus. A nonstop flight from Providence to New York only takes around 1 hour 30 minutes, but the price of a flight is significantly higher, and that travel time doesn’t include time spent at the airport going through security and arriving early.

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

The bus takes an average of 4 hours to cover the 155 miles from Providence to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New York. 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Providence?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Providence to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Providence to New York 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 Providence, RI to New York; ticket prices start at $25.00.

City Information


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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Providence?

RICC Parking Garage  - PVDPPL4-0

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Departure stations

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.

Bus stations in Providence:

  • Peter Pan Term

  • Broadway & Greene Street

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

Image credit: Rob Young

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Arrival stations

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.

Bus stations in New York:

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

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