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Train Information between Philadelphia and Providence

distanceDistance234 miles (377 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 9 min
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day

Trains from Philadelphia to Providence cover the 234 miles (377 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 9 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available.

Trains from Philadelphia to Providence

Passengers can choose between 24 trains that depart from Philadelphia to Providence each day. The average journey time from Philadelphia to Providence is 5 hours and 16 minutes. However, if passengers choose an express train, they can reach Providence in as little as 4 hours and 16 minutes. Any train from Philadelphia to Providence has sections of the journey where the train runs alongside the eastern seaboard of the United States, promising exceptional natural scenery.

Which train companies travel from Philadelphia to Providence?

Amtrak provides two train services from Philadelphia to Providence: the Acela Express service and the Northeast Regional service. The Amtrak Acela Express service is the fastest train from Philadelphia to Providence, reaching speeds of 82 miles per hour (132 kilometers per hour). Not only is the Acela the fastest service on this route, but it is the fastest train which can be found in both North and South America. Carriages are typically very spacious and comfortable. All carriages maintain good WiFi connectivity for the duration of the train and power outlets are fitted beside all seats. Because of its quick duration and comfortable interior, the Acela service is typically favored by business travelers. The other train from Philadelphia to Providence that Amtrak provides is the Northeast Regional service. Typically, the Northeast Regional service is less expensive than the Acela Express, and the journey's duration is usually around 40 minutes longer. Northeast Regional trains usually have older carriages, although many have recently been modernized. WiFi connectivity is sporadic throughout the journey. A dining carriage is available for leisure-class passengers and business-class passengers will enjoy a complimentary meal.

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to Providence?

The average journey on a train from Philadelphia to Providence takes 5 hours and 16 minutes. However, the fastest journey can be as short as 4 hours and 16 minutes. The Amtrak Acela Express is always the fastest service, with an average journey time of 4 hours and 22 minutes. As a result, it is always faster than the equivalent car journey, which usually takes approximately 5 hours and 10 minutes. Northeast Regional trains are the slower of the two with an average journey time of 5 hours and 20 minutes.

How many trains are there from Philadelphia to Providence?

Each day, approximately 24 trains depart from Philadelphia to Providence. The first service departs shortly after 5:00 a.m. each morning. The last service departs shortly before 12:00 p.m. each night but is an overnight service with a change. Typically, all trains from Philadelphia to Providence are direct. Passengers can only travel on the high-speed Acela Express service from around 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. If travelers intend to depart outside of those hours, they will have to take a Northeast Regional service.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Philadelphia to Providence?

Departure station: Any train from Philadelphia to Providence departs from Philadelphia 30th Street Station, which is approximately 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away from Philadelphia city center; a 20-minute walk. Passengers can reach 30th Street Station from Philadelphia city center on trolleys 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36, with an average journey time of 7 minutes. The rest of Philadelphia city center and its boroughs are connected to the station by public transportation. Philadelphia 30th Street Station is fully accessible to travelers with limited mobility. Passengers will find ramps connecting all sections of the train station to each other and elevators to the high platforms. Leisure passengers will be able to relax in the comfortable Metropolitan lounge prior to departure and an additional lounge is reserved for business travelers. There are shopping facilities throughout the station. Breastfeeding mothers can make use of a private lactation suite for comfort and privacy. Amtrak advises that every passenger should arrive 30 minutes prior to their train's scheduled departure. It is recommended that travelers who have unique access needs or require assistance with luggage should arrive 45 minutes in advance of departure.

Arrival station:Trains from Philadelphia to Providence will arrive at Providence Amtrak Station, in the center of Providence city. Both same-day and overnight parking is available. Providence Amtrak Station is somewhat accessible to passengers with limited mobility. It is recommended that all passengers with unique access requirements contact Amtrak prior to departure. Only one platform is fully wheelchair accessible and there is no elevator to connect passengers with the high platform. Passengers will find a ticket office open every day. Quik-Trak kiosks are available for any passengers who want to shop and ATMs can be found in the station.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Philadelphia
Providence
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