There are 6 ways to get from Providence to Waltham by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 502 bus  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the line 502 bus from Saint James Ave @ Dartmouth St to Washington St @ Bacon St 502 / ...

$9 - $163

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Train, line 553 bus  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the line 553 bus from Otis St @ Summer St to Carter St @ Waltham Comm Rail Sta 553 / ...

$9 - $164

Bus, line 553 bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Providence, Ri to Boston, Ma 3434 / ...
  2. Take the line 553 bus from Otis St @ Summer St to Carter St @ Waltham Comm Rail Sta 553 / ...

$14 - $31

Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from North Station to Waltham Fitchburg Line

$13 - $168

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Providence to Waltham 48.2 miles

$250 - $310

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Waltham 48.2 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Waltham is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Waltham is to taxi which costs $250 - $310 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Waltham. However, there are services departing from Providence, Ri and arriving at Carter St @ Waltham Comm Rail Sta via Otis St @ Summer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Providence and Waltham is 39 miles. The road distance is 48.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Waltham without a car is to train and line 502 bus which takes 1 h 11 min and costs $8 - $170.

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Providence to Waltham, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Waltham is to bus and line 553 bus which takes 2 h 4 min and costs $13 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $12 - $170 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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Providence to Waltham bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Carter St @ Waltham Comm Rail Sta station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Waltham is 48 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Providence to Waltham.

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There are 741+ hotels available in Waltham. Prices start at $135 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Providence to Waltham.
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  • Distance: 39.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Providence to Waltham via Boston, Ma and Otis St @ Summer St in around 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Providence to Waltham via Boston Back Bay Station, Back Bay, and North Station in around 2 h 9 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
42 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
48 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
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from North Station to Waltham
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Saint James Ave @ Dartmouth St to Washington St @ Bacon St
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus from Otis St @ Summer St to Carter St @ Waltham Comm Rail Sta
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
mbta.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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Providence to Waltham
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Action Taxi Response
Phone
+1 401-680-0620
Website
actiontaxiresponse.com

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