There are 3 ways to get from Providence to Albany by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY Peter Pan

$30 - $50

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Train  •  6h 31m

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

$76 - $198

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Providence to Albany 164.6 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Albany is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Albany is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI and arriving at Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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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 6h 31m.

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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 4h 20m and costs $30 - $50.

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The bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY takes 4h 20m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Providence to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Providence Amtrak Station.

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

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 6h 31m.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $120
Business Class Seat
$90 - $170
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The best way to get from Providence to Albany is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 6h 31m.

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Providence to Albany bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, 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 2h 49m to drive from Providence to Albany.

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