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The fastest, most comfortable way to travel by public land transport between New York City and Cape Cod (Hyannis) is by Amtrak train and Peter Pan bus.

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Several Amtrak trains depart New York's Pennsylvania Station in the morning and early afternoon, and reach Providence RI in time for you to transfer to a Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus from Providence to Hyannis MA on Cape Cod.

The journey takes as little as 5-3/4 hours, or up to 7-3/4 hours or more, depending on connections. Here are some times for summer travel (subject to change.) This is not a complete list! Some of these trains may run only on weekdays, others on weekends, but this will give you an idea of possibilities:

Depart
New York
Penn Station

Arrive Providence Amtrak Station

Depart Providence Kennedy Plaza

Depart Providence Bus Station

Arrive
Hyannis

2:40am

6:58am

9:15am

9:45am

11:45am

6:20am*

9:16am

 

9:45am

11:45am

6:55am

10:25am

 

11:30am

1:45pm

8:03am

10:50am

 

11:30am

1:45pm

8:30am

11:52am

 

1:45pm

3:45pm

10:03am*

12:48pm

1:15pm

1:45pm

3:45pm

11:00am

2:19pm

 

3:45pm

5:45pm

12:03pm*

2:46pm

3:15pm

3:45pm

5:45pm

12:30pm

3:42pm

5:15pm

5:45pm

7:45pm

1:03pm*

3:41pm

5:15pm

5:45pm

7:45pm

2:00pm

5:30pm

 

 

 

3:00pm

6:22pm

 

8:00pm

10:00pm

3:03pm*

5:48pm

 

8:00pm

10:00pm

3:30pm

7:19pm

 

8:00pm

10:00pm

4:00pm

6:45pm

 

8:00pm

10:00pm

*Acela Express

Buses bound for Hyannis depart Providence's Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center (that is, the city-center bus stops; map), then they go to the Providence Peter Pan Bus terminal north of the city at I-95 Exit 25-a (1 Peter Pan [or Bonanza] Way, Providence RI 02904-1833, arriving 15 minutes later, then depart for Hyannis after about 15 minutes at the terminal.

Amtrak Station to Kennedy Plaza

You can walk from Providence Amtrak Station to Kennedy Plaza in about 10 minutes (map). If you miss the bus there, you can try taking a taxi to the Peter Pan Bus terminal 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Kennedy Plaza (I-95 Exit 25A) to board the Peter Pan bus to Hyannis. But Peter Pan recommends arriving at the bus station 30 to 45 minutes before scheduled departure time. Boarding is first-come, first-served, and begins 15 minutes before departure. There are usually enough seats for all waiting passengers, but you are not guaranteed a seat.

Amtrak Station to Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Station

Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Station is 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Providence Amtrak Station (map), a taxi ride of 10 minutes in light traffic.

Train & Bus Fares

Train fare on the Acela Express from New York City to Providence is around $104 one-way. Bus fare from Providence to Hyannis is around $30 one-way, for a total New York-to-Hyannis one-way cost of about $134 for the trip of under six hours. Round-trip fares are slightly less than twice as much as one-way fares.

You can save money on the train fare by taking an Amtrak Northeast Regional train (about $62 one-way) instead of the Acela Express. Northeast Regional trains take a bit longer—but total trip time can still be under seven hours. Here's a tip: go Business Class (an additional $30) on the Northeast Regional and it will be more comfortable and still cost less than the lowest-priced seat on the Acela.

Going by Bus All the Way

Just for comparison, round-trip bus fare on Peter Pan from New York City via Providence to Hyannis costs about $100 for the 6-1/2-hour trip, so train-and-bus is more expensive, but also more comfortable, and can be a bit faster.

Flying, with an Overnight in Boston

Also for comparison, round-trip airfare from New York City's Newark Airport (EWR) via Boston to Hyannis's Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) is around $360 in summer, and entails an overnight in Boston. Add to this the cost of city-to-airport transport in New York, and perhaps on Cape Cod.

Making Your Train & Bus Reservations

Be sure to check the Amtrak website to confirm train times and fares, and to make reservations (required for the Acela Express trains). Confirm Peter Pan Bus times and fares, and buy tickets online, or call Peter Pan toll-free at 1-800-343-9999.

Bus Transportation on Cape Cod

From the Hyannis Transportation Center, buses can take you to Cape Cod's other towns. (More on Cape Cod local buses...)



Amtrak Trains in New England

Peter Pan Bus

Cape Cod Local Buses

Cape Cod Transportation

New York City <—> Boston by Bus

Boston - Cape Cod by Train

Cape Cod Homepage

New York City Homepage

New England Transportation

 

Amtrak trains in New England

Above, Amtrak Northeast Regional
train routes in New England.

Below, a Peter Pan bus awaits riders
in Kennedy Plaza, Providence RI.




Bonanza Bus



Beach in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts