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

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Springfield, MA
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Schenectady, Ny 277 / ...

$31 - $73

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Train via New York  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York to Schenectady VIA Rail

$89 - $187

Train Amtrak  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Schenectady Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$47 - $267

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Schenectady 180.7 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Schenectady is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal and arriving at Schenectady, Ny via Springfield, Ma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Schenectady via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 13 min.

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The distance between Providence and Schenectady is 147 miles. The road distance is 180.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Schenectady without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $30 - $75.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Schenectady is to bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $30 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $190 and takes 7 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Schenectady.
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  • Distance: 146.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Providence to Schenectady via Springfield, MA and Springfield, Ma in around 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Schenectady via New York Penn Station and New York in around 7 h 13 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$55 - $80
Business Class
$90 - $150
First Class
$210 - $280
Train from Providence Amtrak 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
Economy Plus
$75 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Business Plus/Sleeper
$130 - $180
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 Boston Back Bay Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $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 Springfield, Ma to Schenectady, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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