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There are 4 ways to get from Providence to Danbury by bus, train or car

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Harford, CT Peter Pan
  2. Take the bus from Hartford to Danbury, CT Peter Pan

$28 - $51

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Providence, Ri to Bridgeport, Ct 3469 / ...

$21 - $51

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven to South Norwalk
  3. Take the train from South Norwalk to Danbury

$105 - $265

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Providence to Danbury 143.3 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Danbury is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Danbury is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Danbury. However, there are services departing from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal and arriving at Danbury, CT via Hartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence station to Danbury. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak Station and arriving at Danbury via New Haven and South Norwalk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Providence and Danbury is 110 miles. The road distance is 143.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Danbury without a car is to bus which takes 4h 15m and costs $27 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Providence to Danbury, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Danbury is to bus which takes 4h 15m and costs $27 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 4h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Danbury.
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  • Distance: 110.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Providence, RI, USA and Danbury, CT, USA?

You can take a bus from Providence to Danbury via Harford, CT and Hartford in around 4h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Danbury via New Haven Union Station, New Haven, and South Norwalk in around 4h 38m.

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 Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$85 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from New Haven to South Norwalk
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $21
At station
$11 - $16
Train from South Norwalk to Danbury
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $17
Onboard
$13 - $19
At station
$9 - $14
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Harford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Hartford to Danbury, CT
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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 Providence, Ri to Bridgeport, Ct
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Providence to Danbury bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Danbury, CT station.

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Providence to Danbury train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), arrive at Danbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Danbury is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Providence to Danbury.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Danbury. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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