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Train Information between Providence and Philadelphia

distanceDistance234 miles (377 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 37 min
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day

Trains from Providence to Philadelphia cover the 234 miles (377 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 37 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available.

Trains from Providence to Philadelphia

Providence, also known as Those Island, is famous for its textile manufacturing and the making of silverware and fine jewelry. The city is commonly referred to as creative capital from its architecture to the jewelry manufacturers. The distance from Providence city to Philadelphia, a city known as the birthplace of the US, with great museums, galleries, and the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the liberty bell, is approximately 236 miles (357 kilometers). Travelers can get from Providence to Philadelphia with ease, comfort, and speed via train. The train journey between the two cities takes an approximate duration of 4 hours and 30 minutes. Planning a trip from Providence to Philadelphia is easy with as many as 20 trains per day for travelers to choose from. The journey connection can either be direct or indirect. For the journey between the two cities, trains will depart from Providence RI, Amtrak/MBTA station and arrive at Philadelphia PA 30th Street.

Which train companies travel from Providence to Philadelphia?

Like many routes in the USA, trains from Providence to Philadelphia are provided by Amtrak company. The company has various trains for the multiple route connections from Providence to Philadelphia. Although the trains are all operated by Amtrak, there are disparities in terms of the duration taken to complete the journey, the route taken, as well as the departure and arrival time. For the trip from Providence to Philadelphia, Amtrak has two routes:- Acela services with nine trains; and Northeast Regional services with eight trains.

How long is the train ride from Providence to Philadelphia?

The distance by train from Providence to Philadelphia is approximately 236 miles (357 kilometers). This journey can be made in an approximate duration of 4 hours and 30 minutes. The length of the journey between the two cities, however, varies depending on the train taken, the route used, and whether it is a direct connection or an indirect connection. Indirect trains take a total of 6 hours and two minutes for the complete trip from Providence to Philadelphia. The indirect trains have a transfer that can last up to 1 hour and 30 minutes at New York Penn Station before completing the journey. The fastest direct train between the two cities takes four hours and 24 minutes.

How many trains are there from Providence to Philadelphia?

The train route from Providence RI, Amtrak/MBTA station to Philadelphia PA 30th Street, has a frequency of approximately 20 trains per day. 18 trains have direct connections, while two trains have an indirect connection with the transfer at New York Penn station. Acela train services offer nine trains each day while the Northeast train service has eight trains. The indirect trains are offered by two train services, Acela and Crescent. Both the indirect trains depart from Providence in the morning while the direct departures are spread throughout the day.

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

Departure station: For the journey by train from Providence to Philadelphia, departures are at Providence RI Amtrak/ MBTA station. The station is located less than half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from Providence city center and Downtown Providence. The distance between the city center to the station is just under half a mile (0.8 kilometers), while the distance to Downtown Providence is just over half a mile (0.8 kilometers), only slightly further. The station can be accessed using bus lines 58, 72, 51,50, 56, 57 from Providence city center via Tucker and Northman, which takes four to seven minutes. The buses run every ten minutes. From downtown Providence, you can access the station using bus number 31, R, 57, and 56, which take eight to 13 minutes. Cycling from the city center takes approximately five minutes while walking takes nine minutes. Facilities available at the station include ATMs, elevators, payphones, Quik-Trak machines, restrooms, vending machines, ticket sales office, Amtrak WiFi, lockers, and storage.

Arrival station: All trains from Providence to Philadelphia arrive at Philadelphia, 30th Street train station, located on Keystone and Northeast Corridor. The distance between Philadelphia city center to the train station is very little. The station can be accessed using either Megabus, SEPTA bus, JFK Blvd, tram line ten, or the subway from first Street station MFL. The train station is within two to five minutes' walking distance from the bus station, MFL station, and the trolley station. Facilities available at the train station include ClubAcela, shops, a food court, Saxby Coffee, and Dunkin' Donuts. Parking options are available and the station is accessible for those with impaired mobility. The station also has luggage storage facilities and lockers.

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FAQs
What is the distance between Providence and Philadelphia by train?
The distance to Philadelphia from Providence by train is approximately 234 miles (377 km).
How many hours is the train time from Providence to Philadelphia?
The Providence to Philadelphia train duration is on average 5 h 37 min, which is to be expected when traveling 234 miles (377 km) between Providence and Philadelphia. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
How many train services per day are there to Philadelphia from Providence?
The average number of trains departing Providence for Philadelphia is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Providence to Philadelphia? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the earliest train from Providence to Philadelphia at 10: 50 AM   or take the last train from Providence to Philadelphia leaving at 10: 15 PM. Look for the latest Providence to Philadelphia train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.