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.

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Train  •  1 h 57 min

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

$14 - $169

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Train, line 459 bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station 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 3 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

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 3 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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The best way to get from Providence to Salem without a car is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Providence to Salem, including transfers.

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Providence to Salem bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Providence, Ri station.

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The best way to get from Providence to Salem is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 459 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 3 min.

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Providence to Salem bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Salem Commuter Rail Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Salem is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to drive from Providence to Salem.

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There are 508+ hotels available in Salem. Prices start at $152 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Salem.
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  • Distance: 55.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

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, Back Bay, and North Station in around 1 h 57 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 3 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
44 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
Ave. Duration
50 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 North Station to Salem
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
MBTA
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Summer St @ South Station - Red Line entrance to Salem Commuter Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
MBTA
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
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

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