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

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Train  •  48 min

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

$7 - $160

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence to Boston 3434 / ...

$11 - $26

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Providence to Boston 49.7 miles

$260 - $310

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Boston 49.7 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Boston is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Boston is to train which costs $7 - $160 and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Providence and arriving at Boston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Providence Amtrak Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Providence and Boston is 41 miles. The road distance is 49.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Boston without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs $7 - $160.

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The train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station takes 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Providence to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Providence to Boston is to train which takes 48 min and costs $7 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $26 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 41.4 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Providence to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $160 and the journey takes 48 min. MBTA also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Providence to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 15 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
48 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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $24
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 Providence, Ri to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Other operators
Taxi from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$260 - $310
Action Taxi Response
Phone
+1 401-680-0620
Website
actiontaxiresponse.com

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

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Providence to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Boston is 50 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Providence to Boston.

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