There are 5 ways to get from Maine to Rhode Island by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma 3525 / ...
  2. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$77 - $197

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma 3525 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Providence, Ri 3469 / ...

$28 - $61

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Transportation Center to Boston North Station Downeaster
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$95 - $232

Bus Concord Coach Lines  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport Southbound
  2. Take the bus from Boston Logan Airport to Providence

$33 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Providence 153.6 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Maine to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maine to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maine to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from City Hall and arriving at Providence, Ri via Portland, Me and Boston, Ma. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Maine and Rhode Island is 305 miles. The road distance is 153.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Maine to Rhode Island without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Maine to Rhode Island, including transfers.

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Maine to Rhode Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Me station.

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The best way to get from Maine to Rhode Island is to bus which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $27 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $240 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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Maine to Rhode Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Providence, Ri station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maine to Rhode Island is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from Maine to Rhode Island.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Rhode Island. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Maine to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 304.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Maine, USA and Rhode Island, USA?

You can take a bus from Portland to Providence via Congress St + Valley St, Portland, Me, and Boston, Ma in around 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Portland to Providence via Portland Transportation Center, Boston North Station, North Station, Back Bay, and Boston Back Bay Station in around 5 h 14 min.

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
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Transportation Center to Boston North Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
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 Portland, Me to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Concord Coach Lines
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
Bus from Boston Logan Airport to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com

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