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Providence - Philadelphia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 27 intercity buses per day from Providence to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from Providence to Philadelphia usually takes around 8 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance235 mi (378 km)
Shortest duration5h 35m
Cheapest price$32.98
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Providence to Philadelphia

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)




June 14, 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: On time. Cons: Everything is ok. Tips: Yes.



March 25, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: BUSES LEFT ON TIME AND ARRIVED ON TIME. Cons: Electrical outlets on all 4 buses were not working. Tips: Bring a portable battery. One bus had standard wall outlet, one had just USB ports, two had standard outlets with USB ports built in - none worked.



March 12, 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Choferes muy amables. Cons: Poner wi fi en Los bus. Tips: Que viajen con Peter Pan que dan un buen servicio.



April 10, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: on time, nice drivers. I enjoyed the view!!! Cons: The plugs didn't work. the tv started working and turned off. Tips: be on time!



March 31, 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I like that everything was on time and it was not bad. Cons: Summer, the bus is a little bit outdated and old. Tips: No.

How much is a bus ticket from Providence to Philadelphia?

Bus tickets for a trip from Providence to Philadelphia cost $50.82 on average. Tickets cheaper than $50.82 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


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Providence to Philadelphia is expected to be between $45 and $66. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 30, 2024, when tickets are available for July 30, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $46.

Monthly avg. prices

Bus tickets from Providence to Philadelphia 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 $58. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $73, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 23 days in advance to save up to $33.59.

What bus companies travel from Providence to Philadelphia?

There are 3 bus lines from Providence to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 16 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 US88h 47m$67.07
Greyhound48h 47m$62.00
Peter Pan Lines166h 48m$69.76
  • 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 8 trips per day from Providence to Philadelphia, 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 Providence to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $33.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Providence to Philadelphia from $53. There are 16 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Providence to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In Providence, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from Peter Pan Term and one other station. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 520 North Christopher Columbus and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Providence to Philadelphia takes 6 hours and 48 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Philadelphia in 5 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 20 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 235 miles from Providence to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 35 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 Providence to Philadelphia 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Providence to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 27 scheduled buses that travel from Providence to Philadelphia 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 Providence to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $50.00.

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.


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Providence?

RICC Parking Garage  - PVDPPL4-0

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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

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: 520 North Christopher Columbus

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

  • NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St

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