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Compare train tickets from Boston to Providence

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Boston to Providence, RI?

Lowest PriceUS$13.00
Fastest Train0h 27m
Trains Per Day12
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Boston to Providence

Average prices by travel date

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Providence
4.8
Based on 16 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Douglas
3.0
July 18, 2019Business
Pros
Finally getting there.
Cons
Communication down on the platform. Where's the train? When is it coming? What train is this now? Train was sold out. Every seat taken. Crowded on the platform.
Tips
If you're going short haul (Boston to Providence), Acela's not really worth it. We were 30 mins late on a 29 min scheduled trip.

Based on 14 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.4
Value
3.8
Condition
4.7
Evelyn
4.0
October 14, 2019Vacation
Pros
Extremely comfortable seats
Cons
Luggage storage for heavy cases
Tips
Find storage for luggage prior to finding you seats
Jimmy
5.0
October 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
Easy and accessible train station locations.
Cons
The train trip from South Station to Providence was on time. My return trip was delayed by 10 minutes. So any help towards on-timeness would be greatly appreciated.
Natasha
5.0
September 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Efficient
Sara
4.0
August 6, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Trip was quicker than expected, arrived 10 minutes early.
Cons
My ticket was emailed to me only 2 minutes before train departed. After I purchased ticket wanderu couldn’t display my ticket and said I had to contact original issuer. I could access my Amtrak account and resend itinerary, luckily. We were moved mid trip for minors, wa...More
Alice
5.0
August 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Great
Cons
Nothing

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to Providence?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, US$17.53 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Providence. By booking your trip 3 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of US$0.14 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Providence?

The distance between Boston and Providence is approximately 66 kilometers, or 41 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 27 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Providence.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston to Providence are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Saturday 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 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Boston to Providence?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 12 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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Providence to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Providence for US$16.00.

What train services are there from Boston to Providence?

2 train services operate from Boston to Providence. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela50h 31mUS$43.00
Amtrak Northeast Regional90h 36mUS$14.50

Where is the train station in Boston?

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Providence:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Providence?

Providence has one train station:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

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