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

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Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Boston North Station to Wells Amtrak Station Downeaster

$78 - $275

Cheapest option

Train, bus, shuttle  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Wells
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Wells Regional Transportation Center to School St. Parking

$23 - $195

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence to Boston 3434 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Wells 3522 / ...

$28 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Sanford 138.6 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Sanford is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Sanford is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Providence and Sanford is 117 miles. The road distance is 138.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Sanford without a car is to train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $75 - $280.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Providence to Sanford, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Providence to Sanford is to train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $75 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $65 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Sanford is 139 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Providence to Sanford.

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There are 93+ hotels available in Sanford. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Sanford.
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  • Distance: 116.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Providence, RI, USA and Sanford, ME, USA?

You can take a train from Providence to Sanford via Boston Back Bay Station, Back Bay, North Station, Boston North Station, and Wells Amtrak Station in around 4 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Sanford via Boston, Boston, Ma, Wells, and Wells Regional Transportation Center in around 5 h 40 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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
48 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 Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston North Station to Wells Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
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 Boston, Ma to Wells
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
Shoreline Explorer
Phone
800 965 5762
Website
shorelineexplorer.com
Shuttle from Wells Regional Transportation Center to School St. Parking
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
shorelineexplorer.com
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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