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There are 8 ways to get from Providence to Buffalo by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Providence to Buffalo  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Buffalo (BUF) PVD - BUF

$154 - $804

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence to Boston 3434 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Buffalo, Ny 4175 / ...

$57 - $145

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Train to Boston, fly to Buffalo  •  4 h 32 min

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

$92 - $497

Train to New York JFK, fly to Buffalo  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF

$188 - $669

Train to Boston, fly to Rochester, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Rochester (ROC) BOS - ROC
  3. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak

$162 - $661

Bus Trailways New York  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Buffalo, NY Nyc

$70 - $136

Train  •  12 h 3 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 Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak Maple Leaf / ...

$179 - $488

Drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Buffalo 452.1 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Buffalo is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Buffalo is to train and fly which costs $90 - $500 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence and arriving at Buffalo, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 min.

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The distance between Providence and Buffalo is 390 miles. The road distance is 452.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 21 min and costs $70 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Providence to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Providence to Buffalo bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Providence station.

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Providence to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Providence Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Providence to Buffalo is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs $150 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $140 and takes 11 h 21 min, you could also train, which costs $170 - $490 and takes 12 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 390.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Providence to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Buffalo via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, NY - Port Authority in around 11 h 21 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Providence to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Providence to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Providence to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Providence to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Providence to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $230
First Class Seat
$200 - $300
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 Rochester Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $70
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Train from New York to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $85
Economy
$100 - $140
Economy Plus
$140 - $210
Business
$150 - $210
Business Plus/Sleeper
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Providence, Ri to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Boston, Ma to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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There is no direct flight from Providence Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Providence to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Buffalo is 452 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to drive from Providence to Buffalo.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Providence Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Providence to Providence Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 34 min and costs $2.

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