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Travel guide Providence–Boston


What train companies operate the route from Providence to Boston?

Amtrak operates a number of services from Providence to Boston, on either the Acela Express or Northeast Regional services. It is also possible to travel by commuter rail with MBTA along the Providence/Stoughton Line.

What is the schedule for the train route from Providence to Boston?

There are a number of trains scheduled throughout the day to take passengers from Providence to Boston. Amtrak services begin at 6:56am and run until 11:29pm, with 19 services running throughout the day. Services with the MBTA commuter rail service begin even earlier, at 5am, and run multiple times each hour until 10:30pm.

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

Trains depart from Providence, RI station and arrive at Boston Back Bay station.

What distance is the train route from Providence to Boston?

When traveling from Providence to Boston, the route is around 50 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Providence to Boston by train?

When traveling with Amtrak, the journey by rail from Providence to Boston is about 45 minutes long. With the MBTA commuter rail line, the journey takes about 1 hour 10 minutes.

What are the stops on the train route from Providence to Boston?

Amtrak services from Providence to Boston run through just one stop on the route with both the Acela Express and the Northeast Regional services: Westwood, MA. The MBTA commuter rail service stops at a few more stations, including Attleboro, Mansfield, Sharon, Hyde Park and Ruggles before arriving into Boston.

Why should you travel by train from Providence to Boston?

Traveling by train is a great way to reach Boston from Providence, with the route too short to justify a direct flight. Choosing to take the train rather than driving is a great way to help the environment and also offers the opportunity to get some work done during your journey. You won't get stuck in traffic when taking the train and you can check out the scenery through your window as the service takes you right into Boston's city center.

What is there to see and do in Boston?

The American Revolution originated in Boston with the Boston Tea Party and as a result the city is a great place to learn more about the country's history! As well as exploring the Freedom Trail and checking out the city's many museums – including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Harvard Museum of Natural History – there's plenty to see and do in Massachusetts' capital and largest city.

Pick your season. In Summer, New England comes alive as warm weather brings the population of Boston outdoors. Take a walk or bike ride under the sun, grab a picnic and head to the park, or enjoy one of the city's concerts. Fall is also a stunning time to head to Boston, with reds, yellows, oranges and golden hues lighting up the city. New England is known for its 'fall foliage' and Boston is a great place to see it! Spring and winter are also great times to visit the city.

Soak up the history. Boston was founded in 1630 and the city is filled with historical buildings and heritage sites. Georgian-style houses, Beacon Hill, the John F Kennedy Museum...the possibilities are endless!

Cheer on the runners at the Boston Marathon! Every year, the city sees thousands of runners descend to take part in the famous Boston Marathon. Held on Patriots' Day, the annual event first took place in 1897 and has been going strong ever since.