Need to get to Rhode Island from New York City for a day or two? Not to worry as you are not the first local or visitor who needs to do this. Here are a few things that what you need to do.
First, get yourself to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It is located at West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Be sure you follow the necessary payment types to avoid delays getting to Rhode Island if you do not have your tickets in advance.
Once at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, go to the Peter Pan Bus counter and purchase yourself a ticket. The fare (which is subject to change) is roughly US$48.00
US$74.00 round trip or US$25.00 US$45.00 one way. You can choose to either be dropped off at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence, RI or the Peter Pan Bus Terminal in Providence, Rhode Island.
Don’t like Peter Pan Bus service due to a bad experience in the past? Well, The Greyhound Bus (Peter Pan’s partner for the BoltBus) operates between Rhode Island and New York City for almost the cost of Peter Pan and often lower. MegaBus is another really good option but you need to be aware of their strict refund and arrival policies before you reserving a spot between Providence, RI and New York City.
If time is an issue for you, feel free to use the Amtrak trains to and from New York Penn Station for a shorter and comfortable trip but a more expensive fare. If you are in a rush to Rhode Island, you can try to keep expenses to a minimum by taking the Amtrak trains there then the buses back to Manhattan. If weather does not permit the Amtrak trains from operating, you may want to reserve flights with local air carriers if flights are not grounded.
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