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There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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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 / ...

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Providence 175.2 miles

Fly New York JFK to Worcester, taxi  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH
  2. Take a taxi from Worcester to Woonsocket

Train to Newark, fly to Providence, line 29 bus  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  3. Take the line 29 bus from Ccri to Sandy After Westshore
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island is to train which costs $19 - $220 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 Rhode Island is 142 miles. The road distance is 175.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs $19 - $220.

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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 Rhode Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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Manhattan to Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs $19 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $50 and takes 3h 35m.

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  • Distance: 142.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Rhode Island, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Providence every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $220 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
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
$90 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$170 - $310
First Class - Adult
$190 - $340
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
$19 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$19 - $60
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $120
Business Class Seat
$60 - $150
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
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
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from Ccri to Sandy After Westshore
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Other operators
Taxi from Worcester to Woonsocket
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 508-754-3211
Website
yellowcabworcester.com
Worcester Green Cab
Phone
+1 508-459-1611
Website
worcestergreencab.com
Red Cab
Phone
+1 508-792-9999
Website
worcredcab.com

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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

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

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

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JetBlue Airways offers flights from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport.

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