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

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Train  •  3h 24m

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

$110 - $310

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Bus via University Ave At Lackawanna Ave  •  5h 33m

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

$20 - $46

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 12m

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

$20 - $50

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Newark to Providence 192.1 miles

$18 - $28

Fly  •  3h 53m

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

$172 - $554

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Rhode Island is to train which costs $110 - $310 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey station to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Providence Amtrak Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 24m.

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The distance between New Jersey and Rhode Island is 190 miles. The road distance is 192.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Rhode Island without a car is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs $110 - $310.

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The train from Newark Penn Station to Providence Amtrak Station takes 3h 24m including transfers and departs hourly.

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New Jersey 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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New Jersey to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Rhode Island is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs $110 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 5h 12m, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $600 and takes 3h 53m.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 189.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Newark to Providence hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $310 and the journey takes 3h 24m. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Newark to Providence every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 35m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $240
First Class Seat
$200 - $310
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
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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
$19 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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

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

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New Jersey to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Rhode Island is 192 miles. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from New Jersey 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 $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12m and costs $1 - $2.

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