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

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Train  •  1h 13m

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

$7 - $70

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Bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Convention Center, Providence, RI to South Station, Boston, MA Peter Pan / ...

$12 - $22

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Providence to Boston 49.7 miles

$260 - $310

Drive  •  55 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 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Boston is to taxi which costs $260 - $310 and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Convention Center, Providence, RI and arriving at South Station, Boston, MA station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Providence and arriving at Boston / South Station Trains station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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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 1h 13m and costs $7 - $70.

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The train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains takes 1h 13m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Providence to Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Convention Center, Providence, RI 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 13m and costs $7 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $22 and takes 1h 15m.

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  • Distance: 41.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

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

MBTA operates a train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains every 2 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 13m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Convention Center, Providence, RI to South Station, Boston, MA every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Greyhound USA also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
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 Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
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 Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Convention Center, Providence, RI to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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.

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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, Ri to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
55 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 South Station, Boston, MA.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Boston is 50 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Providence to Boston.

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