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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from North Station to Salem Newburyport/Rockport Line

$14 - $169

Cheapest option

Train, line 459 bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the line 459 bus from Summer St @ South Station - Red Line entrance to Salem Commuter Rail Station 459

$9 - $164

2 alternative options

Bus, line 459 bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, Ri to Boston, Ma 3434 / ...
  2. Take the line 459 bus from Summer St @ South Station - Red Line entrance to Salem Commuter Rail Station 459

$14 - $31

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Salem 65.5 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Providence to Salem is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Salem is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Providence and Salem is 55 miles. The road distance is 65.5 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Salem station. However, there are services departing from Providence, Ri and arriving at Salem Commuter Rail Station via Summer St @ South Station - Red Line entrance. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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

You can take a train from Providence to Salem via Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak, Back Bay, and North Station in around 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Salem via Boston, Ma and Summer St @ South Station - Red Line entrance in around 3 h 4 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from North Station to Salem
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Summer St @ South Station - Red Line entrance to Salem Commuter Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
mbta.com
Greyhound USA
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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, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25

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