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Trip Summary

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

Lowest Price€5.99
Fastest Train0h 37m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Providence to Boston 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.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Is the train from Providence to Boston a good day trip?

The train from Providence to Boston makes for a great day-trip. On the Amtrak Northeast Regional, the average trip duration is just 51 minutes, while on the Acela it is just 46 minutes. Trains for Boston depart as early as 7:00 a.m. on weekends and 5:30 a.m. on weekdays. For your return trip, the last train of the day departs for Providence at around 9:30 p.m. on both weekends and weekdays. Boston has plenty of activities to keep you busy for a day trip, including the historic Freedom Trail, Boston Common, Harvard Square in Cambridge, Fenway Park and more.

What is the price of a train ticket from Providence to Boston?

In the last month, €13.38 was the average price of a train ticket from Providence, RI to Boston, MA. 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 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €8.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Providence to Boston?

The distance between Providence and Boston is approximately 41 miles, or 66 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Boston.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Providence to Boston are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Providence at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Providence to Boston?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Providence. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Providence to Boston for €10.27.

Which train should you take from Providence to Boston?

2 train services operate from Providence, Rhode Island to Boston, Massachusetts. 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:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela40h 44m€28.75
Amtrak Northeast Regional70h 51m€7.60

Where is the train station in Providence?

There is one train station in Providence:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Providence at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Providence, RI to Boston, MA
Based on 10 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 9 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
14 December 2019Visiting friends
It was nice It was nice
Everything good Everything good
11 December 2019Visiting family
Try to be on timeTry to be on time
Train ride is very cost effective and fastTrain ride is very cost effective and fast
2 September 2019Couples trip
Very quick Very quick
More announcements for stops More announcements for stops
30 July 2019Solo travel
The overall professionalism of staff and.on-time nature of journeyThe overall professionalism of staff and.on-time nature of journey

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