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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from New York to Providence. Traveling by train from New York to Providence usually takes around 3 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance155 mi (249 km)
Fastest train2h 55m
Lowest pricePLN 94.70
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Ayodeji

March 9, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: Very relaxing. Can’t wait to book my next trip! Cons: Nothing. Pros: Very relaxing. Can’t wait to book my next trip! Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Mathilde

January 25, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: Very comfortable, even tho it arrived late I got to my destination earlier then expected. Cons: Was just fine! Pros: Very comfortable, even tho it arrived late I got to my destination earlier then expected. Cons: Was just fine!

5.0

Ann

July 26, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional
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.

5.0

David

October 3, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: Comfortable and great way to see the countryside. Cons: Thank you. Tips: Take the train! Pros: Comfortable and great way to see the countryside. Cons: Thank you. Tips: Take the train!

5.0

James

July 15, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: Great journey, very punctual, spacious train, so much more pleasant than flying. Cons: Directions in station. Pros: Great journey, very punctual, spacious train, so much more pleasant than flying. Cons: Directions in station.

New York to Providence Route Map

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

In the last month, PLN 221.87 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around PLN 246.91 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

PLN 398PLN 265PLN 133MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Providence will vary between PLN 197 and PLN 398. Planning a train trip to Providence within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is PLN 208. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

PLN 379PLN 303PLN 227PLN 152PLN 76JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Providence by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just PLN 239 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Providence in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to PLN 379 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

PLN 474PLN 379PLN 284PLN 189PLN 953020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Providence from New York will be about PLN 246.91 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Providence?

2 train services operate from New York, New York to Providence, Rhode Island. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela53h 1mPLN 441.28
Amtrak Northeast Regional83h 38mPLN 200.09
  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    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 York to Providence every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

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  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    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 8 daily train trips from New York to Providence, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

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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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 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 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 55 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 Saturday. 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 12 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 PLN 79.55.

City Information

New York

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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 is the train station in New York?

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Departure stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Where is the train station in Providence?

Arrival stations

Providence has one train station:

Other train stations in Providence:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

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