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

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Train, line 21 bus  •  1h 16m

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

$16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Providence Peter Pan / ...

$13 - $26

1 alternative option

Drive  •  59m

  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 59m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Cranston. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Rolfe Fs Pontiac via Washington Ns Mathewson. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 52m.

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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 1h 16m and costs $16.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from Boston to Cranston, including transfers.

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

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

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

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There are 75+ hotels available in Cranston. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 44.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Boston to Cranston hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 1h 10m. 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33m
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
MBTA
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
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
10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ripta.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25

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