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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  •  1h 11m

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

$7 - $70

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Bus  •  1h 25m

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

$12 - $18

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Providence to Boston 49.8 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Boston 49.8 miles

$4 - $7

Providence to Boston by train

The train journey time between Providence and Boston is around 1h 3m and covers a distance of around 44 miles. The fastest train normally takes 42 min. Operated by MBTA, Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Providence to Boston train service departs from Providence and arrives in South Station. Typically 207 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Boston is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 57 min.

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The fastest way to get from Providence to Boston is to taxi which takes 57 min and costs $170 - $210.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Providence and arriving at Boston. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Providence and arriving at South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 11m.

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The distance between Providence and Boston is 41 miles. The road distance is 49.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Boston without a car is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs $7 - $70.

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The train from Providence to South Station takes 1h 11m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Boston is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs $7 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $18 and takes 1h 25m.

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  • Distance: 41.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 11m

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

MBTA operates a train from Providence to South Station hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 1h 11m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus-us operates a bus from Providence to Boston twice daily, and the journey takes 1h 25m. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
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 Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Action Taxi Response
Phone
+1 401-680-0620
Website
actiontaxiresponse.com

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Providence to Boston bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Boston station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Boston is 50 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Providence to Boston.

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