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There are 5 ways to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 20 min

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

$110 - $300

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence 3434 / ...

$19 - $55

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Providence 182.1 miles

$17 - $26

Fly Newark to Providence  •  4 h 3 min

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

$184 - $569

Fly New York La Guardia to Boston, train  •  4 h 56 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 Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 19 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 three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Providence Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Port Authority Bus Terminal and Rhode Island is 144 miles. The road distance is 182.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island without a car is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $110 - $300.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Providence Amtrak takes 3 h 7 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Port Authority Bus Terminal 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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Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $110 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $19 - $55 and takes 3 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $600 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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  • Distance: 144.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Port Authority Bus Terminal, NY, USA and Rhode Island, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Providence hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $300 and the journey takes 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Providence every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Greyhound USA also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 8 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $230
First Class Seat
$200 - $300
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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

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Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island is 182 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Rhode Island.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Providence Airport.

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There are 68+ hotels available in Rhode Island. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $12 - $17.

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