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Journey Summary

Boston to Providence Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
34 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $8
Trains depart from:Boston
Trains arrive in:Providence
Distance:66 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Boston to Providence

Taking the train from Boston to Providence is a fantastic way to see more of the Northeast without having to battle the traffic for which the area is notorious. Travelers have a choice of two convenient Boston departures. Back Bay Station and South Station provide direct services to Providence via Amtrak train. Trains depart on the 41-mile (65 kilometer) journey regularly throughout the day with a higher concentration of departures during the region's congested rush hours. Locals and visitors to the area alike appreciate skipping the busy highways and byways to enjoy a relaxing 28-48-minute ride on a train from Boston to Providence. In less than 1 hour, visitors can begin enjoying Providence's Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence Performing Arts Center, Federal Hill, Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, as well as the city's eclectic and creative culinary scene.

Which train companies travel from Boston to Providence?

Amtrak provides direct non-stop services to Providence from two well-known and centrally located train stations in Boston. Several daily Amtrak departures starting very early in the morning until late in the evening allow locals and visitors scheduling flexibility and stress-free travel on a train from Boston to Providence. Amtrak's convenient service will allow travelers to do and see more when visiting the many sights and attractions of two of the Northeast's favorite and most historic cities. Train services include WiFi internet for general web browsing and food services with snacks and light refreshments.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Providence?

Train excursions from Boston to Providence depart several times per day from both Back Bay Station and South Station. Depending on which departure time and station are chosen, the travel time between Boston and Providence varies between 28 and 49 minutes. The fastest trains from Boston to Providence will be found with departures from the Back Bay Station during the morning commute hours. These commuter rail trains are understandably the busiest and advanced ticket purchases are highly recommended. Whether travelers choose a departure out of Back Bay Station or South Station, and regardless of what time of day, taking the train from Boston to Providence is the quickest and most efficient form of travel in this densely populated region of New England.

How many trains are there from Boston to Providence?

There are several trips from Boston to Providence daily with departures happening more than once every hour for the better part of the day. Boston's Back Bay Station, usually frequented by commuters and people traveling between the two cities for business, has ten departures every day beginning at 5:05 a.m. The last departure leaving Back Bay en route to Providence Station is at 12:15 p.m. Significantly more schedule options are available from Boston's South Station. Amtrak services to Providence begin at South Station at 5:05 a.m. and conclude with a 9:30 p.m. departure with 19 total departures available throughout the day.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Boston to Providence?

Departure train station: Located a short distance from Boston's famed Copley Square, Back Bay Station is an intermodal hub easily accessed via the local public MBTA bus and subway services. Primarily used as a commuter center, the station has limited facilities; however, 24-hour parking, ATMs, restrooms, and vending machines are available. ​​Contrarily, South Station is more than just New England's busiest ground transportation hub with ample entertainment, sightseeing, and hospitality. Easily accessible via the MBTA's Red and Silver lines, this historic station is open 24-hours per day and has for-fee day and overnight parking. The waiting area has an Amtrak Lounge with complimentary newspapers and coffee while travelers wait, 20 fast-casual eateries to grab a quick bite before the trip, and free WiFi for staying connected during the trip. Passengers that allow themselves a bit of time before departing can enjoy the beautiful architecture of the historic building, changing art installations that are erected throughout the year, and even a variety of food trucks that are always parked outside of the doors of the Boston landmark.

Arrival station: A relatively small and easy to navigate train station, Providence Station provides travelers with convenient access to the many sights of Rhode Island's capital city. A small cafe and gift shop are located in the center of things for coffee, snacks, sandwiches, and sundries before travelers embark upon their exploration of the city. Visitors will also find the usual amenities like restrooms, ATMs, bench seating, and payphones. In the summer of 2019, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and Amtrak announced a multi-million dollar plan for enhancing and upgrading the current facility.

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Trains from Boston to Providence
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Boston and Providence cost?
Train tickets from Boston to Providence for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $7 (€5)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Providence from Boston?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Boston to Providence train to cost on average $10 (€8)  one way.
How far is Providence from Boston by train?
The distance to Providence from Boston by train is approximately 41 miles (66 km).
How long is the train ride from Boston to Providence?
The train time to Providence from Boston is on average 33 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Boston to Providence by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When does the first train depart from Boston to Providence? When does the last train depart from Boston to Providence?
The first Boston to Providence train departs at 10: 15 AM   and the last train from Boston to Providence leaves at 9: 40 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Boston to Providence on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy Boston to Providence train tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase the Boston to Providence train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $10 (€8). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Providence from Boston. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.