There are 8 ways to get from Providence to Swarthmore by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$152 - $393

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Bus Go Buses  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI to Manhattan, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia PA

$35 - $51

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  7 h 17 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 to Philadelphia, Pa 3213 / ...

$41 - $77

Drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Swarthmore 296.1 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Providence to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Philadelphia (PHL) PVD - PHL
  2. Take the train from University City to Swarthmore

$125 - $397

Train to Boston, fly to Philadelphia  •  5 h 14 min

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

$113 - $470

Bus to Worcester, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  5 h 17 min

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

$188 - $934

Fly Providence to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Baltimore (BWI) PVD - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$168 - $565

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Swarthmore is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Swarthmore is to fly and train which costs $120 - $400 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Swarthmore. However, there are services departing from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence and arriving at Chester Rd & Rutgers Av - FS via New York, Ny, Walnut St & Broad St - MBNS and 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence to Swarthmore. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Swarthmore via 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Providence and Swarthmore is 246 miles. The road distance is 296.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Swarthmore without a car is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $150 - $400.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Providence to Swarthmore, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Swarthmore is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $150 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Swarthmore.
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  • Distance: 246.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Providence to Swarthmore every 4 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $390 and the journey takes 4 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Swarthmore via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Philadelphia, Pa, Walnut St & Broad St - MBNS, and 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal in around 7 h 17 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Providence to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Worcester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 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 26 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Providence to Baltimore via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $290
First Class Seat
$240 - $390
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
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
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 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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $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 16 min.

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Providence to Swarthmore bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia, Pa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Swarthmore is 296 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to drive from Providence to Swarthmore.

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

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There are 371+ hotels available in Swarthmore. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Providence to Providence Airport is to line 66 bus which takes 17 min and costs $2.

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