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There are 5 ways to get from Albany to Providence by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI Peter Pan

$20 - $40

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Train  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Providence Amtrak Station Acela Express / ...

$92 - $130

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Albany to Providence 164.5 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Boston, train  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Boston (BOS) ALB - BOS
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak Station

$196 - $550

Fly to Providence  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Providence (PVD) ALB - PVD

$134 - $704

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Providence is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Providence is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY and arriving at Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany station to Providence station. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station and arriving at Providence Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Albany and Providence is 134 miles. The road distance is 164.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Providence without a car is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs $20 - $40.

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The bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI takes 4h 25m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Albany to Providence bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY station.

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Albany to Providence train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Providence is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs $20 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $130 and takes 6h 10m, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $750 and takes 6h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Providence.
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  • Distance: 133.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Providence, RI, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Albany to Providence twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Providence via New York Penn Station in around 6h 10m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Albany to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Albany to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Albany to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Albany to Providence via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Albany to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$49
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$49
Business Class
$80 - $140
First Class
$198
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Albany to Providence bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI station.

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Albany to Providence train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Providence is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Albany to Providence.

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Cape Air offers flights from Albany Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Providence. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 20m and costs $2.

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