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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Rhode Island by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  30 min

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

$6 - $160

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 10 min

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

$11 - $25

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to Providence 47.9 miles

$250 - $300

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Providence 47.9 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Rhode Island is to train which costs $6 - $160 and takes 30 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 Back Bay Station station and arriving at Providence Amtrak Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Rhode Island is 48 miles. The road distance is 47.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Rhode Island without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $160.

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The train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak Station takes 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cambridge to Rhode Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Boston station.

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Cambridge to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston Back Bay Station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Rhode Island is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $25 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 47.6 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, MA, USA and Rhode Island, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Cambridge to Providence hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $160 and the journey takes 30 min. MBTA also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Cambridge to Providence 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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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
Other operators
Taxi from Cambridge to Providence
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$250 - $300
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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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Cambridge to Rhode Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Providence station.

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Cambridge to Rhode Island train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Rhode Island is 48 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Cambridge to Rhode Island.

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