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There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence

$19 - $35

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Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Providence Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$52

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Providence, Ri 3434 / ...

$28 - $63

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Providence 179.9 miles

$17 - $26

Fly Newark to Providence  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD

$189 - $569

Fly New York La Guardia to Boston, train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$96 - $302

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Rhode Island is 142 miles. The road distance is 179.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $19 - $35.

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The bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $19 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $52 and takes 3 h 52 min, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $600 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 4 min.

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Manhattan to Rhode Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 142.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Manhattan to Providence every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Manhattan to Providence hourly. Tickets cost $49 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$49
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$49
Business Class
$80 - $140
First Class
$198
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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, Ny to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Rhode Island is 180 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Manhattan to Rhode Island.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Providence Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Rhode Island. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Newark Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs $17.

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