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There are 5 ways to get from Providence to Albany by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 45 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 - $68

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Train via New York Penn Station  •  6 h 27 min

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

$99 - $162

Train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station 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 56 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
  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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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 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence station to Albany station. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak Station and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 27 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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The best way to get from Providence to Albany without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs $29 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Providence to Albany, including transfers.

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Providence to Albany bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal station.

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Providence to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Providence to Albany is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs $29 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $170 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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  • Distance: 133.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Providence to Albany via Springfield, Ma in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 6 h 27 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

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 Providence Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$55 - $80
Business Class
$90 - $150
First Class
$210 - $280
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
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
VIA Rail
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $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 Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Providence to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Providence to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Albany is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Providence to Albany.

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Albany Airport.

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