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There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Providence by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Providence 2610 / ...

$12 - $21

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Train  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the train from South Station to Providence Providence/Stoughton Line / ...

$7 - $70

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Boston to Providence 46.4 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Providence 46.4 miles

$4 - $7

Boston to Providence by bus

The bus journey time between Boston and Providence is around 1h 6m and covers a distance of around 46 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h. Services are operated by FlixBus-us, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound USA. Typically 36 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 6m
Fastest bus time:
1h
Buses per week:
36
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:00
Last bus departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Providence bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Providence is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Providence is 2 metres.

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The cost-effective way to get from Boston to Providence is to drive, which costs $4 - $7 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Providence is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 56 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from South Station station and arriving at Providence. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 8m.

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The distance between Boston and Providence is 41 miles. The road distance is 46.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Providence without a car is to bus which takes 1h and costs $12 - $21.

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The bus from Boston to Providence takes 1h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Boston to Providence bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Boston station.

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Boston to Providence train services, operated by MBTA, depart from South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Providence is to bus which takes 1h and costs $12 - $21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $7 - $70 and takes 1h 8m.

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  • Distance: 41.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h

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

FlixBus-us operates a bus from Boston to Providence 5 times a day, and the journey takes 1h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, MBTA operates a train from South Station to Providence hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 1h 8m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Amtrak

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
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Convention Center, Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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.

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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 to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$28 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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 Providence bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Providence station.

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Boston to Providence train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Providence station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Providence is 46 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Boston to Providence.

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