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Though some might say that it is overshadowed by nearby Boston, Providence is an interesting destination on its own. A quaint college town with a deep historical value, Providence allows fans of U.S. history to marvel at historic buildings such as the ones on Benefit Street, which boasts the highest concentration of Colonial houses. As you stroll around the streets of Providence at night, don’t forget to take a detour to WaterFire, a sculpture project that features bonfires along the rivers of Providence. Accompanying the bonfires are the sounds of ceremonial gongs and various music programs, which brighten up the night. For those seeking a unique cultural experience, the Federal Hill quarter sits among the most famous Little Italian neighborhoods, and it features some of the best Italian restaurants in town.
The staple dish of Providence is oysters, which are not difficult to find in the city. However, if you can endure a short drive, Matunuck Oyster Bar, an oyster restaurant located 40 miles south of South Kingstown, provides some of the freshest and most delicious oysters around. Some other notable establishments include Birch, Oberlin, and Tallulah’s Taqueria.
The Providence airport is located in nearby Warwick which is only a 6 miles’ drive from the city. The main bus hub for Providence is found at the Rhode Island Convention Center Parking Garage, where travelers could catch a bus from Greyhound or Peter Pan Bus Lines. The main Amtrak train station is located just a 10-minute walk across the Woonasquatucket River.
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Built in 1986, Providence Station is the state of Rhode Island’s busiest train station. Falling on the Northeast Corridor, Providence Station acts as a gateway into Boston to the north and also provides direct connections to many major cities to the southwest, such as New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The station is served by Amtrak, which runs its flagship Acela and Northeast Regional services, and the MBTA, which operates between T. F. Green Airport, Providence, and Boston. Located in the city’s downtown, Providence Station sits opposite the historic Rhode Island State House and is within a stone’s throw of various shops and restaurants.
Popular train stations in Providence:
Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St
What train companies travel to Providence, Rhode Island?
Located in Rhode Island, Providence is accessible by train from 192 other cities. You can choose from 641 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Providence on Wanderu. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has the most trains on any given day.
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Train companies serving Providence
|Train||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Northeast Regional||40||3h 42m||£66.09|
|Amtrak Acela||11||2h 47m||£136.53|
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.
The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. The Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.
The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket often costs more than other lines' offerings.
Which train carrier has the best service to Providence?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Providence by train with Amtrak Northeast Regional giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Providence taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Providence punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Acela has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Providence, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
£5.22 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Providence, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Providence. In the last month, trains from South Kingstown to Providence had the lowest average price at £6.51. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Providence:
The main train station in Providence is Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Providence.
|Departure||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Washington D.C.||7h 10m||£160.58|
|New Haven||2h 5m||£56.87|
|New York||3h 31m||£120.69|
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