There are 4 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  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Springfield, MA
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny 277 / ...

$29 - $64

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 51 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

$100 - $257

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Albany 164.6 miles

$16 - $24

Train, fly  •  4 h 53 min

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

$250 - $547

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

You can take a bus from Providence to Albany via Springfield, MA and Springfield, Ma in around 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Albany via Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak in around 6 h 51 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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 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
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Providence and Albany is 214 km. The road distance is 263 km.

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

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

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 Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Albany. However, there are services departing from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal and arriving at Albany, Ny via Springfield, Ma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Providence to Albany, including transfers.