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

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Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from New York 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 / ...

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Providence 175.2 miles

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Providence  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Providence (PVD) LGA - PVD

Train to Newark, fly to Providence  •  3h 13m

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

Train to Newark, fly to Boston, train  •  3h 59m

  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

Fly New York La Guardia to Boston, train  •  3h 55m

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

Manhattan to Providence by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and Providence is around 3h 2m and covers a distance of around 189 miles. Operated by Amtrak Acela and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Manhattan to Providence train service departs from New York Penn Station and arrives in Providence. Typically 142 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

142 Weekly Trains
3h 2m Average Duration
$19 Cheapest Price
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Manhattan → Providence
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Providence is to bus which costs $24 - $50 and takes 3h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Providence is to train which costs $19 - $220 and takes 3h 2m.

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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 New York Penn Station station and arriving at Providence. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 2m.

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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 3h 2m and costs $19 - $220.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Providence takes 3h 2m 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, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Providence is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs $19 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $50 and takes 3h 35m.

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  • Distance: 151.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 2m

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

Amtrak Acela operates a train from New York Penn Station to Providence every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $220 and the journey takes 3h 2m. 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $300
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $250
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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 New York Penn Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$30 - $110
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$55 - $200
Business Seat - Adult
$65 - $220
First Class - Child 2-12
$95 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$170 - $310
First Class - Adult
$190 - $340
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Website
Amtrak Acela
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
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 New York Penn Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $120
Schedules at
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Child 2-12 with paid adult
$19 - $60
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $120
Business Class Seat
$60 - $160
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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 Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
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
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
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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ourbus.com

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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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, 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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Delta offers flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Providence Airport.

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