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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Brown University by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station Acela Express / ...

$14

Cheapest option

Train, line 1 bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro Providence/Stoughton Line
  2. Take the line 1 bus from South Attleboro Train Station to Tunnel After Thayer 1

$8 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Providence 3469 / ...

$11 - $25

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Boston to Brown University 46.9 miles

$240 - $300

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Brown University 46.9 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Brown University is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Brown University is to taxi which costs $240 - $300 and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston and arriving at Providence. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Providence Amtrak Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Boston and Brown University is 41 miles. The road distance is 46.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Brown University without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs $14.

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The train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Boston to Brown University bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Boston station.

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Boston to Brown University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Brown University is to train which takes 56 min and costs $14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $25 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Brown University.
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  • Distance: 40.9 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Brown University, RI, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Brown University hourly. Tickets cost $14 and the journey takes 36 min. MBTA also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Boston to Brown University every 3 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Greyhound USA also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
MBTA
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Train from South Station to South Attleboro
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from South Attleboro Train Station to Tunnel After Thayer
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Boston to Brown University
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$240 - $300
http://bpdnews.com/
Website
bpdnews.com
Top Cab
Phone
+1 617-266-4800
Metro Cab
Phone
+1 617-782-5500
Website
boston-cab.com
Boston Cab
Phone
+1 617-536-5010
Website
bostoncab.us

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Boston to Brown University bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Providence station.

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Boston to Brown University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Brown University is 47 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Boston to Brown University.

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