There are 3 ways to get from Boston to Cranston by train, bus or car

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Train, line 21 bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Kennedy Plaza to Reservoir Ns Sprague 21

$63 - $160

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Bus  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri 3469 / ...

$13 - $26

1 alternative option

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Cranston 50.2 miles

$4 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Cranston is to drive which costs $4 - $8 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Cranston is to drive which costs $4 - $8 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Cranston. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Rolfe Fs Pontiac via Washington Ns Mathewson. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Boston and Cranston is 45 miles. The road distance is 50.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Cranston without a car is to train and line 21 bus which takes 1 h 17 min and costs $60 - $160.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Boston to Cranston, including transfers.

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Boston to Cranston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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Boston to Cranston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Providence, Ri station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Cranston is 50 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Boston to Cranston.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Cranston. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Cranston.
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  • Distance: 44.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston to Cranston hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 3 hours.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Bus operators
RIPTA
Phone
+1 401-781-9400
Email
customerrelations@ripta.com
Website
ripta.com
Bus from Kennedy Plaza to Reservoir Ns Sprague
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.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.

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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
peterpanbus.com

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