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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 24m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Providence (PVD) DCA - PVD

$111 - $586

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Bus via New York  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Convention Center, Providence, RI Peter Pan / ...

$53 - $98

3 alternative options

Train  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Providence Acela / ...

$54 - $196

Bus  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Providence 2605

Drive  •  7h 25m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Providence 406.9 miles

$40 - $60

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island by subway, bus and walk

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Rhode Island is around 10h 44m and covers a distance of around 418 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 6m. Operated by Metro Washington DC, Tripper Bus, Vamoose Bus and others, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Convention Center, Providence, RI. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 44m
Fastest journey time:
9h 6m
Journey distance:
418 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$62
Carbon emissions:
82 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:29
Last service departs at:
16:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island subway, bus and walk schedules

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Rhode Island
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island is to fly which costs $110 - $600 and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Providence via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Rhode Island is 353 miles. The road distance is 406.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island without a car is to train which takes 7h 29m and costs $50 - $200.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island is to fly which takes 1h 24m and costs $110 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $200 and takes 7h 29m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 10h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Providence station.

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  • Distance: 353.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Rhode Island, USA?

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Warwick twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Providence every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6h 16m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$85 - $190
Business Class Seat
$140 - $250
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Providence
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Tripper Bus
Website
tripperbus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
tripperbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Regular
$27
Elite
$50
Vamoose Bus
Phone
+1 212-695-6766
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com
Economy
$30
Premium
$75
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Convention Center, Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Providence
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island is 407 miles. It takes approximately 7h 25m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island.

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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Providence Airport.

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