There are 4 ways to get from Harvard to Brown University by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Littleton/Rte 495 to North Station Fitchburg Line
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$89 - $198

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Littleton/Rte 495 to Porter Fitchburg Line
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri 3469 / ...

$42 - $64

2 alternative options

Route 3, bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the Route 3 from Tyngsboro, MA to Boston, MA - South Station Southbound
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri 3469 / ...

$156 - $198

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Harvard to Brown University 54.8 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Harvard to Brown University is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harvard to Brown University is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The distance between Harvard and Brown University is 48 miles. The road distance is 54.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Harvard to Brown University without a car is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $85 - $200.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Harvard to Brown University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Harvard to Brown University is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $85 - $200. Alternatively, you can Route 3 and bus, which costs $150 - $200 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harvard to Brown University is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Harvard to Brown University.

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  • Distance: 47.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Harvard to Brown University via Littleton/Rte 495, North Station, Back Bay, Boston Back Bay Station, and Providence Amtrak in around 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harvard to Brown University via Tyngsboro, MA, Boston, MA - South Station, Boston, Ma, and Providence, Ri in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Train from Littleton/Rte 495 to North Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Littleton/Rte 495 to Porter
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
mbta.com
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 Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Tyngsboro, MA to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.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
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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