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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Providence, RI?

Lowest Price$29.00
Fastest Train2h 52m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines3

New York to Providence Route Map

New York Providence

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest train line from New York to Providence?

The cheapest train line from New York City to Providence is the Amtrak Northeast Regional. Train tickets through this line will cost an average of $84, compared to the Amtrak Acela which is closer to $153. The Northeast Regional has 9 daily routes, with an average duration of around 3 hours 35 minutes. There is, however, an express schedule that will get you to Providence in under 3 hours — keep an eye out for that option in your search results.

Can you travel from New York to Providence by bus?

Yes, there are 4 bus companies that provide a route from New York to Providence: Go Buses, Greyhound, OurBus and Peter Pan Lines. Tickets average about $30, and the typical travel time is around 3 hours 30 minutes.

Is New York to Providence a good day-trip?

Considering there are 18 daily direct routes and the average travel time is only 3 hours, a day trip from New York City to Providence is certainly doable. The only issue is the price of a train ticket. With Northeast Regional tickets averaging $84, a bus may be a more affordable option — although it will likely take you longer to get there, meaning you’ll have less time in Providence.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Providence 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 train 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, train 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.

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

In the last month, $51.53 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Providence, RI. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $55.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New York to Providence?

The distance between New York and Providence is approximately 155 miles, or 249 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 52 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from New York to Providence are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from New York to Providence?

There are 11 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New York to Providence.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Providence to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Providence for $7.99.

Which train should you take from New York to Providence?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York, New York to Providence, Rhode Island. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 1m$136.55
Amtrak Acela43h 3m$113.39
Amtrak Northeast Regional73h 37m$51.15

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Providence?

Providence has one train station:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

Price trends for trains from New York to Providence

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25NovDec

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Providence, RI
5.0
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.5
Value
3.2
Condition
4.7
Ann
5.0
July 26, 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was a nice smooth ride. Much easier than taking the bus and then gaving to take the subway to eeach the LIRR. My grandson loved it. It was a nice smooth ride. Much easier than taking the bus and then gaving to take the subway to eeach the LIRR. My grandson loved it.
David
5.0
October 3, 2019Vacation
Pros
Comfortable and great way to see the countryside.Comfortable and great way to see the countryside.
Cons
Thank youThank you
Tips
Take the train!Take the train!
James
5.0
July 15, 2019Vacation
Pros
Great journey, very punctual, spacious train, so much more pleasant than flyingGreat journey, very punctual, spacious train, so much more pleasant than flying
Cons
Directions in stationDirections in station
Nancy
5.0
July 7, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything went smoothly, train was clean and I enjoyed looking out the window. Train travel in the end takes the same amount of time as air travel but is easier!Everything went smoothly, train was clean and I enjoyed looking out the window. Train travel in the end takes the same amount of time as air travel but is easier!
Cons
A little expensive. I’d do it more often if it was less expensive A little expensive. I’d do it more often if it was less expensive
Katherine
5.0
June 24, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Wifi was terribly slow.Wifi was terribly slow.

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