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

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from New Brunswick Amtrak to Providence Amtrak Northeast Regional

$80 - $200

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Bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick Downtown to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence 3434 / ...

$25 - $76

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  4 h 54 min

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

$117 - $311

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from New Brunswick to Providence 217.2 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly to Providence  •  4 h 15 min

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

$190 - $573

Fly to Boston, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  2. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$109 - $353

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The cheapest way to get from New Brunswick to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Brunswick to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between New Brunswick and Rhode Island is 175 miles. The road distance is 217.2 miles.

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The train from New Brunswick Amtrak to Providence Amtrak takes 4 h 37 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Brunswick to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from New Brunswick Downtown and arriving at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Brunswick Amtrak and arriving at Providence Amtrak. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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New Brunswick to Rhode Island bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Map of how to get from New Brunswick to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 174.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between New Brunswick, NJ, USA and Rhode Island, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from New Brunswick to Providence twice a week. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Brunswick to Providence via New York Port Authority and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 5 h 11 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Brunswick Amtrak to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $230
First Class Seat
$200 - $300
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Book at
megabus.com
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
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA
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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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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