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There are 9 ways to get from Providence to Philadelphia by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$140 - $390

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Bus Go Buses  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI to Manhattan, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St

$29 - $43

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5 h 59 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 Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal 3213

$31 - $71

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Philadelphia 278.9 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Providence to Philadelphia  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Philadelphia (PHL) PVD - PHL

$119 - $389

Train to Boston, fly to Philadelphia  •  4 h 25 min

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

$107 - $462

Bus to Worcester, fly to Philadelphia  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Worcester
  2. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORH - PHL

$182 - $926

Fly Providence to Newark, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Newark (EWR) PVD - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$198 - $617

Train to New Haven, fly to Philadelphia  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station
  2. Fly from New Haven (HVN) to Philadelphia (PHL) HVN - PHL

$170 - $660

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $110 - $390 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence and arriving at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Providence Amtrak Station station and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Providence and Philadelphia is 236 miles. The road distance is 278.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $140 - $390.

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The train from Providence Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station takes 4 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Providence to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence station.

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Philadelphia is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $140 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $75 and takes 5 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $390 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 236.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between Providence, RI, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Providence to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $140 - $390 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Philadelphia via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 5 h 59 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Worcester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from New Haven to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $290
First Class Seat
$240 - $390
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Worcester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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 New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Providence, RI to Manhattan, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Website
gobuses.com

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The quickest flight from Providence Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 26 min.

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Providence to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Providence to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Philadelphia is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Providence to Philadelphia.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Providence Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 439+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $87 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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