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Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI by train

The journey from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI by train is 234.98 mi and takes 12 hr 52 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:08 AM and the last at 5:57 PM. It is possible to travel from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI by train for as little as $99.56 or as much as $441.33. The best price for this journey is $99.56.

Lowest Price$99.56
Journey Duration12 hr 52 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$99.56
Highest Price$441.33
First Departure7:08 AM
Last Departure5:57 PM
Distance234.98 mi
DeparturePhiladelphia, PA
ArrivalProvidence, RI
CarriersAmtrak, American Airlines

Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, May 25, 2024

Traveling from Philadelphia, DC, to Providence, RI, by train

The train from Philadelphia, DC, to Providence, RI, lasts on average 12 hr 52 min. Around 3 trains depart a day between Philadelphia and Providence, the average price is $218.95 and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $99.56.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the US, operates the train from Philadelphia to Providence. The good news is that most of the connections between Boston and Providence are direct. There are several options, but it comes down to whether you need to get there fast with the speed train Acela or take your time with a slightly slower but cheaper line like the Northeast Regional.

  1. The Acela Express is a high-speed train between Boston, MA., and Washington, DC. It is the fastest train in the Northeast Corridor, reaching 150 miles per hour, stopping at Newark, New York, Stamford, and New Haven before arriving in Providence. Acela tickets are pricier due to their incredible speeds and comfort. Extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, and a power outlet under each seat are some of the perks you can expect on Amtrak Acela Express.
  2. Northeast Regional is the most popular train due to its price and frequency. It runs around nine times a day. The Northeast Regional is slower, but it makes more stops along the way, making it a more convenient option for passengers who need to make connections. 

The ticket prices may vary depending on how early you book, so securing them at your earliest convenience is recommended. 

Children 2-12 travel at a lower fare on all Amtrak trains, but the Acela Express only offers discounts for children on weekends. But the good news is that children under two always travel free on Amtrak trains between Boston, MA, and Providence, RI.

In Philadelphia, you can board at two stations:

  1. 30th Street Station, officially William H. Gray III, initially built in the 1930s, has since become a hub for transportation with access to Amtrak, SEPTA, and other forms of public transit. The beautiful station building is located in the University city, filled with restaurants and cafes, providing plenty of things to do and see. The famous Liberty bell is also easily reachable; if history is not your thing, you can always stroll down the Delaware river.
  2. Another option is the North Philadelphia station. It is located on Broad Street and close to tourist attractions such as the African American Museum of Philadelphia and the Rodin Museum. However, the station also has a reputation for being unsafe. It may be better to exit on the 30th Street Station, which is constantly monitored and protected by the police and Amtrak security.

Providence's main Amtrak station is located at 100 Gaspee Street, in the city center, just across the street from Rhode Island State House, within walking distance from many restaurants and shops. Besides Acela Express and the Northeast Regional, the station is also part of the local MBTA network, which operates between Providence, Boston, and Boston's T. F. Green Airport.

Providence is located on the border between Massachusetts and Rhode Island. One of the oldest towns in the United States, it boasts many beautiful colonial buildings - so many that its East Side neighborhood has the largest contingent of registered historic buildings in the US. A stroll along colonial houses on Benefit street will delight all history enthusiasts. If you are more interested in the restaurant scene, be sure to taste some Oysters, the signature dish of the Providence area, or the excellent Italian specialties in Little Italy in the Federal Hill quarter.

So if you're planning to travel to Providence from Philadelphia by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Philadelphia and Providence.

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Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Philadelphia, PA - Providence, RI train tickets can be found for as low as $35.92 if you’re lucky, or $138.29 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $286.36.

Find the best day to travel to Providence, RI by train

When travelling to Providence, RI by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

Ticket types and facilities from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
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Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
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Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
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All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
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On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
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All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
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Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
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Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board Amtrak from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI
Compare services on board when travelling from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI by train.
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Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
26.47kg
Bus
28.36kg
Flight
75.63kg
Car
60.51kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI are 26.47kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI? By taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI you will save 49.16kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.89kg compared to a bus and 34.04kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI?
A train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI is $218.95. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $99.56.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI is $99.56. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI by train?
Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI is 234.98 mi.
How long does the train between Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI take?
Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI is on average 12 hr 52 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 32 min.
Which companies operate from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI?
The train journey from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Amtrak and American Airlines.
How many train connections per day go from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI?
Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI leave?
The earliest train from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI departs at 7:08 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI depart?
The latest train from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI departs at 5:57 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $99.56 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Philadelphia, PA to go to Providence, RI.
What's the fastest journey time between Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI is 5 hr 32 min.
Is there a direct train from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI?
Yes, there is a direct train between Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI.
What are the CO2 emissions for Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI by train?
The train journey from Philadelphia, PA to Providence, RI creates 26.47kg of CO2 emissions.

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