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Boston-Providence Train Schedule
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|Fastest Train||0h 28m|
|Trains Per Day||11|
Boston to Providence Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Providence right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
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Is it worth it to take the Acela over the Northeast Regional?
In terms of price, it is probably not worth it to take the Acela over the Amtrak Northeast Regional from Boston to Providence. On average, you will pay almost $25 more for an Acela ticket and will only arrive into Providence 5 minutes faster than you would’ve on the Northeast Regional.
That said, the Acela does have much to offer in terms of comfort. It’s typically less crowded than the Northeast Regional, and the cars are often newer with nicer seating. The Acela also has a “Quiet Car,” which allows you to ride without the distraction of noise from other passengers. In addition, Acela trains have compartments off the seat in which you can place your luggage, versus the metal racks above the seats on the Northeast Regional.
What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Providence?
In the last month, $21.02 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Providence, RI. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $12.87 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Boston to Providence?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Boston to Providence are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Boston to Providence?
There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 22 of these are direct connections to Providence. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
Which train should you take from Boston to Providence?
2 train services operate from Boston, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Where is the train station in Boston?
There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Providence:
- Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
- South Station
Where is the train station in Providence?
Providence has one train station:
- Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St
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