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

Lowest Price$13.00
Fastest Train0h 38m
Trains Per Day12
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Providence to Boston
4.8
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
2.0
Condition
4.0

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.3
Value
3.8
Condition
4.6
Betzy
5.0
December 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was nice
Cons
Everything good
Laverne
5.0
December 11, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Try to be on time
Tips
Train ride is very cost effective and fast
Jessica
5.0
September 2, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Very quick
Cons
More announcements for stops
Leonard
4.0
July 30, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The overall professionalism of staff and.on-time nature of journey

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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, $17.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Providence to Boston.

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 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 38 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 Monday 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 12:00am 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.

How many trains per day run from Providence to Boston?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 12 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 $16.00.

What train services are there from Providence to Boston?

2 train services operate from Providence to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 10 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela60h 46m$43.00
Amtrak Northeast Regional100h 50m$14.45

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:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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