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Cheap train tickets from Boston to Providence, RI

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

Lowest Price$13.00
Fastest Train0h 27m
Trains Per Day40
Train Lines3
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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, RI?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boston to Providence is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Providence was $27.63. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $5.84 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Providence, RI?

The distance between Boston and Providence is approximately 41.27 miles, or 66.40 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is and 27 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Boston to Providence?

On Wednesday trains from Boston to Providence are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Boston to Providence?

Typically there are 40 schedules to compare for your trip to Providence. On the route to Providence 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to Providence, usually offering 21.017 trips per day. 40 train trips per day are direct connections to Providence, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Boston to Providence, RI, which start at $10.00.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Boston to Providence

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Providence start from $43.00, and on average cost $43.00. Daily there are 1.75 Amtrak schedules to Providence. Amtrak in Boston leaves from South Station and one other station. And in Providence trains arrive at Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St,

From Boston to Providence train travel on Amtrak takes 0 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Providence faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 27 minutes.

Avg. Time
0h 34m
Avg. Price
$43.00

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Boston to Providence start from $43.00, and on average cost $43.99. Daily there are 18.666667 Amtrak Acela schedules to Providence. Amtrak Acela in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Providence trains arrive at Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St,

From Boston to Providence train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 0 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Providence faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 27 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 10.5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $43.21 for a one-way train ticket to Providence.

Avg. Time
0h 33m
Avg. Price
$43.99

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to Providence start from $13.00, and on average cost $15.19. Daily there are 21.016667 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Providence. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Providence trains arrive at Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St,

From Boston to Providence train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 0 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Providence faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 27 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 18.6875 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $15.53 for a one-way train ticket to Providence.

Avg. Time
0h 38m
Avg. Price
$15.19

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Boston with trains to Providence. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station
There is one train station where trains from Boston arrive in Providence:
  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

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