There are 7 ways to get from Albany to Providence by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Springfield, Ma  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma 220 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, MA to Providence, RI - Providence Terminal

$30 - $68

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Bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma 220 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri 3469 / ...

$34 - $76

Train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$101 - $259

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Providence 164.5 miles

$16 - $24

Fly Albany to Boston, train  •  4 h 24 min

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

$244 - $548

Fly Albany to Providence  •  6 h 3 min

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

$134 - $704

Train to Newark, fly to Providence  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD

$223 - $650

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Providence. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Providence, RI - Providence Terminal via Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany to Providence. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Providence Amtrak via Boston Back Bay Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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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 4 h 25 min and costs $29 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Albany to Providence, including transfers.

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Albany to Providence bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany, Ny station.

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Albany to Providence train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Providence is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $29 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 5 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $750 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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

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

You can take a bus from Albany to Providence via Springfield, Ma and Springfield, MA in around 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Providence via Boston Back Bay Station in around 5 h 59 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Albany to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Albany to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield, MA to Providence, RI - Providence Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com

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

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Albany to Providence bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at 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 2 h 50 min 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 85+ hotels available in Providence. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 42 min and costs $2.

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