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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak 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

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  3 h 38 min

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

$16 - $35

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Bridgeport Amtrak Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury Waterbury

$86 - $212

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, Ri to Boston, Ma
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
  3. Take the bus from Asylum St and Trumbull St to W Main St and Exchange Place 928 / ...

$29 - $69

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Waterbury 115.2 miles

$11 - $17

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

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

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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 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak and arriving at Waterbury via Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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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 3 h 8 min and costs $85 - $240.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min 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 Northeast Regional, depart from Providence Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Providence to Waterbury is to bus which takes 3 h 38 min and costs $15 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Providence to Waterbury.
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  • Distance: 87 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Waterbury via Bridgeport Amtrak and Bridgeport in around 4 h 2 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 Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$85 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Bridgeport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
56 min
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
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
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Bus from Asylum St and High St to W Main St and Exchange Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
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Bus from Asylum St and Trumbull St to W Main St and Exchange Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
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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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $24
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 Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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