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

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Harford, CT

$14 - $35

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Train  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Shuttle / ...

$108 - $270

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Hartford 85.7 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Hartford is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Hartford is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal and arriving at Harford, CT. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence to Hartford. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Hartford Amtrak via New Haven Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between Providence and Hartford is 66 miles. The road distance is 85.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Hartford without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $14 - $35.

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The bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Harford, CT takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Hartford is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $14 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Hartford.
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  • Distance: 66.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Providence to Hartford once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Hartford via New Haven Union Station in around 3 h 11 min.

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$85 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
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 New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com

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

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Providence to Hartford train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Hartford Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Hartford is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Providence to Hartford.

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