User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from New York to Providence
Ratings and Reviews (30)
The admin staff who handled my booking were very good. The bus driver spoke to someone on his phone for more than two hours. He did use his hands free headset but if any passenger did that I think the other passengers would be a bit irritated.
There are no real sign posts at the departure point in NY. Clear signage would be very helpful.
left station on time/ felt driver was unsure/ had box with directions like trip tic… stop where no one got on or off and spent 23 minutes there… bus was comfortable and not over crowded but trip was LONG. Was 4 when we got off at Providence ( apx time we were to arrive was 2:45 on ticket)
Where to begin? They were short staffed, had some guy from their garage driving us, he’d never been to Providence before and was asking the passengers for help navigating. He drove very slowly. The bus smelled like an outhouse, as usual. Please redesign the bathroom tech. We were over 1.5 late leaving and arriving.
It was my first time on Peter Pan, and I liked that there was an outlet, free WiFi, and even a bathroom . I also liked the driver. He was a funny talker and tried to have fun with the passengers. It was a fun ride.
I slept on bus because that was 6am to Providence. But when I woke up bus was on the highway to Boston. Some parts was my fault But I don’t know why the driver was not notice to me??? I was late meeting time and spent extra $90 for Uber!!!
First the bus driver went a longer way which took longer to get to I-95 then there was accidents and lots of traffic by the time I got to providence I missed my ride and it was very dark outside I had to take a cab and pay 8.00
I chose this bus because the arrival time in Providence was supposed to be 3:05, but it didn’t arrive until after 4:10. The car rental companies all close at 4:00, so if it wasn’t for me being able to get in contact with a caring employee at budget, I would have been stuck
The bus was fine, a little cramped for taller people like myself. But I was amazed how late it was, even considering how there was no traffic on the way there. I arrived only at 4:30 to my destination.
I observed a few negative things, but the only two things that really stuck out. The stench of the bathrooms was unbearable. It permeated through the whole bus. I had a headache because of the smell. I will be taking a train back to new york to avoid the smell. The second thing was the driver yelling at the passengers who were talking on their phone. I understand that the talking could be annoying but there is a better way to ask people to keep it quiet. He, the driver, was very aggressive and rude to those people.
Worst travel experience I’ve ever had. Bus should have arrived at destination at 7pm, arrived at midnight. 5 HOUR DELAY. My first bus was cancelled because ‘we couldn’t find a driver’. No assurances given we’d have a spot on the second bus. None of the staff had any information about why there was a delay, if there’s another bus, for 2 hours. Fave quote of the night Greyhound staff member “don’t trust the greyhound ticket people, if they say sold out they don’t know what they’re taking about”. It was about as organised as lord of the flies at best. Never riding greyhound again.
My bus broke down from 2:50 PM and I was sitting at the bus stop from 2:50 pm till 8:55 PM and I'm still on the bus right now at 10:36pm writing this review I should have been at my destination from 6pm
Frequently asked questions for your trip New York - Providence
How much does a bus ticket from New York to Providence cost?
The average bus ticket price from New York to Providence is $42. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New York to Providence is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from New York to Providence?
The average travel time between New York and Providence is around 3h 55m, although the fastest bus will take about 3h 25m.This is the time it takes to travel the 155 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between New York and Providence?
The number of buses from New York to Providence can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 17 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from New York to Providence by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from New York to Providence?
When taking the bus from New York to Providence, you can travel comfortably and safely with Amtrak Acela, Peter Pan, Amtrak.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from New York to Providence?
Buses traveling between New York and Providence leave from Port Authority or 34th St & 9th Ave and arrive at Convention Center, Peter Pan Terminal, Downtown.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 90 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from New York to Providence costs around $32 for departures 90 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from New York to Providence vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $86 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $22.
Usually GLI will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from New York to Providence, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 90 days in advance.
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