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There are 5 ways to get from Providence to Waterbury by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Church St and Chapel St to W Main St and Waterbury Green 229

$88 - $233

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Bus Go Buses  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI to New Haven, CT Providence-Manhattan
  2. Take the bus from Church St and Chapel St to W Main St and Waterbury Green 229

$1 - $4

3 alternative options

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Harford, CT Peter Pan
  2. Take the bus from Asylum St and High St to W Main St and Exchange Place 928 / ...

$16 - $35

Train  •  4h 11m

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

$100 - $263

Drive  •  2h 3m

  1. Drive from Providence to Waterbury 115.2 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Providence to Waterbury is to bus which costs $1 - $4 and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Waterbury is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal and arriving at W Main St and Exchange Place via Asylum St and High St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence station to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak Station and arriving at Waterbury via New Haven and Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Providence and Waterbury is 87 miles. The road distance is 115.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Waterbury without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 10m and costs $85 - $240.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from Providence to Waterbury, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Waterbury is to bus which takes 3h 38m and costs $15 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 4h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Waterbury.
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  • Distance: 87 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Providence to Waterbury via Harford, CT and Asylum St and High St in around 3h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Waterbury via New Haven Union Station, New Haven, and Bridgeport in around 4h 11m.

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
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$85 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$11 - $16
Bus operators
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Church St and Chapel St to W Main St and Waterbury Green
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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Bus from Asylum St and High St to W Main St and Exchange Place
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Harford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Providence, RI to New Haven, CT
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
gobuses.com

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Providence to Waterbury bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at W Main St and Exchange Place station.

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Providence to Waterbury train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), arrive at Waterbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Waterbury is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 3m to drive from Providence to Waterbury.

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