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

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Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Back Bay to Needham Center Needham Line

$10 - $166

3 alternative options

Bus, line 59 bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence to Boston 3434 / ...
  2. Take the line 59 bus from Watertown St @ Galen St to Highland Ave @ May St 59

$16 - $37

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Providence to Needham 41.3 miles

$210 - $260

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Needham 41.3 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Needham is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Needham is to taxi which costs $210 - $260 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Needham. However, there are services departing from Providence and arriving at Highland Ave @ May St via Otis St @ Summer St and Watertown St @ Galen St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Providence station to Needham. However, there are services departing from Providence Amtrak Station and arriving at Needham Center via Back Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Providence and Needham is 33 miles. The road distance is 41.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Needham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs $9 - $170.

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Providence to Needham, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Needham is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs $9 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus and line 59 bus, which costs $15 - $40 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Needham.
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  • Distance: 33.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Providence to Needham via Back Bay in around 2 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Needham via Boston, Otis St @ Summer St, Watertown Yard, and Watertown St @ Galen St in around 3 h 12 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
MBTA
Train from Back Bay to Needham Center
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
MBTA
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
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Watertown St @ Galen St to Highland Ave @ May St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Providence to Needham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Action Taxi Response
Phone
+1 401-680-0620
Website
actiontaxiresponse.com

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Providence to Needham bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Highland Ave @ May St station.

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Providence to Needham train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Needham Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Needham is 41 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Providence to Needham.

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There are 772+ hotels available in Needham. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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