There are 7 ways to get from Princeton to Rhode Island by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  5 h 32 min

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

$122 - $318

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Bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton 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 / ...

$26 - $79

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Providence Amtrak Northeast Regional

$86 - $214

Drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Providence 231.4 miles

$22 - $35

Train to Newark, fly to Providence  •  4 h 54 min

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

$195 - $580

Train to Newark, fly to Boston, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  3. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$114 - $360

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Providence  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD

$142 - $433

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at Providence Amtrak via Princeton Jct. and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Rhode Island is 189 miles. The road distance is 231.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Rhode Island without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs $120 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Princeton to Rhode Island, including transfers.

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

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Princeton to Rhode Island train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Princeton Jct. station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Rhode Island is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs $120 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $80 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 189.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Princeton to Providence via Princeton Jct. and New York Penn Station in around 5 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Providence via New York Port Authority and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 5 h 56 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $230
First Class Seat
$200 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $140
Business Seat
$130 - $210
Amtrak

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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
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
Every 2 hours
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 5 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Rhode Island is 231 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to drive from Princeton to Rhode Island.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Providence Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Rhode Island. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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