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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from Providence to New York. Traveling by train from Providence to New York usually takes around 3 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance155 mi (249 km)
Fastest train2h 57m
Lowest price$27.00
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Providence to New York

(Based on 53 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Mark

September 21, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: So very comfortable and tranquil. Excellent price and only way to go. Tips: Do it.

Pros: So very comfortable and tranquil. Excellent price and only way to go. Tips: Do it.

4.0

Ana

August 21, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was comfy and felt quicker than driving/bus! Cons: The quiet car!! All I wanted to do was read and the girls behind me would not stop talking.

Pros: It was comfy and felt quicker than driving/bus! Cons: The quiet car!! All I wanted to do was read and the girls behind me would not stop talking.

5.0

Madison

August 20, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Occasionally staff would walk Around letting people what door will open and next stop. Cons: The intercom it was hard to hear could cause miss stops. Tips: please don’t get on if you’re coughing and quiet car means no loud voices please.

Pros: Occasionally staff would walk Around letting people what door will open and next stop. Cons: The intercom it was hard to hear could cause miss stops. Tips: please don’t get on if you’re coughing and quiet car means no loud voices please.

5.0

Raisa

August 8, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I like comfortable & spacy seat, train was on time. Cons: The restrooms may be cleaner. Tips: It's fine & reasonable to travel with AMTRAK.

Pros: I like comfortable & spacy seat, train was on time. Cons: The restrooms may be cleaner. Tips: It's fine & reasonable to travel with AMTRAK.

5.0

Jeannette

August 8, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Train was really clean and the ride was quick. Cons: Better signs to where the quiet car is. Tips: Don’t expect a solo seat but you can get lucky in the quiet car.

Pros: Train was really clean and the ride was quick. Cons: Better signs to where the quiet car is. Tips: Don’t expect a solo seat but you can get lucky in the quiet car.

Providence to New York Route Map

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

In the last month, $80.24 was the average price of a train ticket from Providence, RI to New York. 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 $93.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Providence to New York will vary between $65 and $180. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Providence over the next 7 days is $97. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Providence to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $74 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Providence to New York in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $120 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Providence will be about $93.43 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Providence to New York?

2 train services operate from Providence to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela73h 7m$190.65
Amtrak Northeast Regional93h 38m$82.43
  • 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 7 Acela trips from Providence to New York every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a bus from Providence to New York?

Yes, there is bus service between Providence and New York provided by three companies: Greyhound, Go Buses and Peter Pan Lines. The average bus ticket costs about $30.

Is the train ride from Providence to NYC scenic?

When you travel by train on this route, you get to avoid congested highways and are treated to views of harborways off and on as you cut south through New England. When arriving into New York City, you’ll be treated to a terrific view of the Manhattan skyline before arriving at Penn Station.

Is Providence to NYC a good weekend trip?

If you are willing to have a weekend away and splurge a little money, Providence to NYC can be a great weekend trip. The average travel time is between 3 and 3.5 hours, making it easy to arrive on a Friday and head home on a Sunday.

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

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Providence to New York?

The distance between Providence and New York 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 57 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?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Providence to New York. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Providence at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Providence to New York?

There are 17 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Providence to New York.

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

City Information

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.

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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Providence?

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Main departure 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 Express 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

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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