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Train Information between Boston and Providence

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
durationAverage train duration32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$9 (€8)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Boston to Providence cover the 41 miles (66 km) long trip taking on average 32 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $9 (€8), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $7 (€5).

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Travel with Amtrak between Boston and Providence

For as little as $7 (€5) you can travel by train from Boston to Providence with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Boston to Providence.

    These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Boston to Providence:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
    • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

    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
    What is the price of the cheapest train from Boston to Providence?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Boston and Providence for as low as $7 (€5)  for the next 7 days.
    How much is the train between Boston and Providence on average?
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Boston to Providence train price to come in at an average of $9 (€8)  one way.
    How many miles is it from Boston to Providence by train?
    The train distance from Boston to Providence is around 41 miles (66 km).
    How long is the train between Boston and Providence?
    The train time between Boston and Providence is on average 32 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Providence from Boston by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What train providers offer a service from Boston to Providence?
    If you're looking for trains from Boston to Providence, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Providence. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Boston to Providence route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Can I purchase a direct train from Boston to Providence?
    Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Boston to Providence, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    How many trains are there between Boston and Providence a day?
    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Boston to Providence. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When can I take the first train from Boston to Providence? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The earliest train for this route departs from Boston at 10: 40 AM. The last train leaves from Boston at 9: 40 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Boston to Providence and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Boston to Providence to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Providence from Boston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $9 (€8) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Boston to Providence a few months in advance.