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

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Train  •  2 h 52 min

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

$106 - $260

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Bus  •  3 h 57 min

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

$17 - $39

2 alternative options

Bus, line 215 bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, Ri to New Haven, Ct 3469 / ...
  2. Take the line 215 bus from Church St and Chapel St to State St and RR Station 215

$19 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Meriden 99.6 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Meriden is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Meriden is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Meriden. However, there are services departing from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal and arriving at Mid State Med Ctr and Lewis Ave via Asylum St and High St and Columbus Blvd and Main St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence station to Meriden. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak Station and arriving at Meriden Amtrak via New Haven Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Providence and Meriden is 75 miles. The road distance is 99.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Meriden without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Providence to Meriden, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Meriden is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $100 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $40 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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  • Distance: 75 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Providence to Meriden hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $230 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Providence to Meriden once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 15 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$85 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
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
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 New Haven, Ct
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Church St and Chapel St to State St and RR Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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Providence to Meriden bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Harford, CT station.

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Providence to Meriden train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New Haven Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Meriden is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Providence to Meriden.

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