Fung Wah Bus will start nonstop service from Providence to New York starting June 15.
Plans call for daily departures from Rhode Island at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., with two returns from New York at 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40 each way.
The discounter faces competition on this route from Greyhound and Peter Pan, both of which schedule multiple departures.
Greyhound charges $14-$34 one way, depending on how far in advance you buy tickets, and its buses make stops in between. Peter Pan offers nonstops at $37 or $45, with the lower price being an online fare. Company officials say the firm also has a late-night rate of $32 and student discounts.
Thanks to Matthew Keller of busjunction.com for the tip.
(By Paul S. Makishima, Globe staff)