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There are 4 ways to get from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus

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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Providence to South Station
  2. Take the bus from Boston to Albany

2 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay
  2. Take the train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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The cheapest way to get from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Convention Center, Providence, RI and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 52m.

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The distance between Brown University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 133 miles. The road distance is 169.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus which takes 6h 52m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 6h 52m to get from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI station.

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The best way to get from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to bus which takes 6h 52m and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $150 and takes 8h 58m.

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Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 169 miles. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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  • Distance: 133 miles
  • Duration: 6h 52m

What companies run services between Brown University, RI, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brown University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Providence, Boston, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, East St & Herrick St, Madison Ave & S. Swan St, Core 1, and Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St in around 8h 58m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$10 - $13
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $50
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$29 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $95
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$28 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $90
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70

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