There are 6 ways to get from Providence to Albany by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, Ri to Boston, Ma 3434 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny 277 / ...

$35 - $80

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from South Attleboro to South Station Providence/Stoughton Line
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny 277 / ...

$31 - $68

4 alternative options

Train via New York Penn Station  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$149 - $378

Train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$47 - $257

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Albany 164.6 miles

$16 - $24

Train, fly  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Albany (ALB) BOS - ALB

$197 - $547

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Albany is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Albany is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Providence and Albany is 134 miles. The road distance is 164.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Providence to Albany, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Albany. However, there are services departing from Providence, Ri and arriving at Albany, Ny via Boston, Ma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence to Albany. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Albany.
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  • Distance: 133.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

What companies run services between Providence, RI, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Providence to Albany via Boston, Ma in around 5 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 6 h 37 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $230
First Class Seat
$200 - $300
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from South Attleboro to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
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 Providence, Ri to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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