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

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI Peter Pan

$14 - $20

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Train  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the train from Worcester to Back Bay Framingham/Worcester Line
  2. Take the train from Boston to Providence Northeast Regional / ...

$14 - $82

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Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Worcester to Providence 39.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Worcester to Providence 39.4 miles

$3 - $6

Worcester to Providence by buses

The bus journey time between Worcester and Providence is around 55 min and covers a distance of around 39 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 55 min. Operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, the Worcester to Providence bus service departs from Union Station, Worcester, MA and arrives in Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
55 min
Fastest bus time:
55 min
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$14
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
19:00
Last bus departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Worcester to Providence bus schedules

Worcester → Providence
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The cheapest way to get from Worcester to Providence is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 41 min.

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The fastest way to get from Worcester to Providence is to taxi which takes 41 min and costs $110 - $140.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Union Station, Worcester, MA station and arriving at Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Worcester to Providence. However, there are services departing from Worcester and arriving at Providence via Boston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 10m.

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The distance between Worcester and Providence is 37 miles. The road distance is 39.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Worcester to Providence without a car is to bus which takes 55 min and costs $14 - $20.

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The bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI takes 55 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Worcester to Providence bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Union Station, Worcester, MA.

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Worcester to Providence train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Worcester station.

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The best way to get from Worcester to Providence is to bus which takes 55 min and costs $14 - $20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $14 - $85 and takes 2h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Worcester to Providence.
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  • Distance: 36.5 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Worcester, MA, USA and Providence, RI, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI 3 times a week. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Worcester to Providence via Boston in around 2h 10m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Worcester to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Train from Back Bay to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
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 Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
peterpanbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Worcester to Providence
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 508-754-3211
Website
yellowcabworcester.com
Worcester Green Cab
Phone
+1 508-459-1611
Website
worcestergreencab.com
Red Cab
Phone
+1 508-792-9999
Website
worcredcab.com

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Worcester to Providence bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI station.

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Worcester to Providence train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Providence station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Worcester to Providence is 39 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Worcester to Providence.

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