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

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Train  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Providence Acela / ...

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Bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Convention Center, Providence, RI Peter Pan / ...

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Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Providence 175.2 miles

Train to Newark, fly to Providence  •  3h 20m

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

Fly New York La Guardia to Boston, train  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS
  2. Take the train from Boston to Providence

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Boston, train  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the subway from 7 Av to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS
  3. Take the train from Boston to Providence

Train to Newark, fly to Boston, train  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  3. Take the train from Boston to Providence

Manhattan to Providence by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and Providence is around 3h 22m and covers a distance of around 187 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 55m. Operated by Amtrak Acela Express and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Manhattan to Providence train service departs from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arrives in Providence. Typically 106 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
3h 22m
Fastest train time:
2h 55m
Train distance:
187 miles
Trains per week:
106
Cheapest price:
$49
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:40
Last train departs at:
21:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Providence train schedules

Manhattan → Providence
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Rules to follow in United States

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Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Providence is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Providence is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Providence is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Providence is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Providence is to train which costs $49 and takes 2h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and arriving at Convention Center, Providence, RI. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station station and arriving at Providence. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 58m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Providence is 152 miles. The road distance is 175.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Providence without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs $49.

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The train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Providence takes 2h 58m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Manhattan to Providence bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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Manhattan to Providence train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Providence is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs $49. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $10 - $50 and takes 3h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Providence.
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  • Distance: 151.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Providence every 3 hours. Tickets cost $49 and the journey takes 2h 58m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Convention Center, Providence, RI every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $310
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $280
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Train operators
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach
$49
Business Class
$80 - $140
First Class
$198
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
29 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach
$49
Business Class
$80 - $140
First Class
$198
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
43 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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Back Bay to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$10 - $12
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 7 Av to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Convention Center, Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Providence
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Providence
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Manhattan to Providence bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Convention Center, Providence, RI station.

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Manhattan to Providence train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Providence is 175 miles. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Manhattan to Providence.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Providence Airport.

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