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Trip Summary

24 trains operate daily from New Haven to Providence. The train trip from New Haven to Providence is usually about 2 hours and 39 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as one hour and 17 minutes.

Distance86 mi (138 km)
Fastest train1h 17m
Lowest price$7.00
Trains per day18
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New Haven to Providence

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

William

February 17, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Train travel is wonderful. Keep prices steady instead of constantly changing. Cons: See above.

5.0

Cally

September 16, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The ease of boarding and riding along and not needing to drive and navigate a car.

5.0

Kevin

April 4, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I booked the trip with my credit card quick and easy and everything went smoothly. Cons: Everything was great. Tips: Travel Amtrak.

5.0

Samantha

November 15, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Clean, safe including covid 19 safety, very close to on time, efficient way to travel!

5.0

Rukayat

October 29, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Was fine. Cons: Time factor. Tips: None.

What is the price of a train ticket from New Haven to Providence?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from New Haven to Providence was $45.97. Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 28 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $54.72 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from New Haven to Providence is expected to fluctuate between $32 and $108 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Providence in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from New Haven is $34.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from New Haven to Providence. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $54. If you're planning a trip from New Haven to Providence during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $79 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from New Haven to Providence. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 28 days before departure, you can save around $54.72. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from New Haven to Providence?

There are 3 train lines with service from New Haven to Providence. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak83h 20m$54.12
Amtrak Acela51h 24m$119.80
Amtrak Northeast Regional112h 36m$44.08
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 8 Amtrak trains from New Haven to Providence every day, as well as 10 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $9.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 5 Acela trips from New Haven to Providence every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket may cost more than other train lines.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 11 daily train trips from New Haven to Providence, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Haven and Providence is approximately 86 miles, or 138 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 17 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from New Haven to Providence tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs New Haven at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 24 scheduled trains on most days. 18 of these are direct connections to Providence. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Providence to New Haven.

City Information

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

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 is the train station in New Haven?

Union Station  - NHVUST-0

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Union Station  - NHVUST-1

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

  • 60 State St

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • 51 Depot Rd

  • 41 Central St

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • Train Station

  • S Main St at Stanton Rd

Where is the train station in Providence?

Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St  - PVDAMT-0

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Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St  - PVDAMT-1

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Main arrival station: Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

Built in 1986, Providence Station is the state of Rhode Island’s busiest train station. Falling on the Northeast Corridor, Providence Station acts as a gateway into Boston to the north and also provides direct connections to many major cities to the southwest, such as New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The station is served by Amtrak, which runs its flagship Acela and Northeast Regional services, and the MBTA, which operates between T. F. Green Airport, Providence, and Boston. Located in the city’s downtown, Providence Station sits opposite the historic Rhode Island State House and is within a stone’s throw of various shops and restaurants.

All train stations in Providence:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

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