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Providence Train Station

100 Gaspee St, Providence, RI 02903 (Downtown Providence)
401 727 7379
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Ranked #38 of 70 attractions in Providence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We traveled to/from Providence by Amtrak. The station was a very convenient starting point for our 4-hour visit to Providence, with almost immediate access to the State House. And because of its central location, it was easy to plan our walking route to end up there too. The external architecture of the station is not attractive. Inside, however, it is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My daughter lives in Providence. When I come to visit we often take the train to Boston for a day trip. It is a nice relaxing ride and the people are usually friendly but always helpful. It's a small station with one gift shop and and one food/snack place but always has people. I recommend getting the Amtrak app if... More

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New York, New York, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I'm from NYC, and to me, this place is very quiet... Yeahp so quiet, sometimes, I wonder if it's really a train station.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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340 reviews 340 reviews
77 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is not a station you go out of your way to visit, unless you are a serious train spotter or need to get somewhere or coming from somewhere. My recommendation spend as little time here as possible.

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Boston, MA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
82 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Pretty inside, easy to maneuver....not much to report! Not many food options, and parking is a bit of a hassle, but you can catch both Amtrak and MBTA from there. Times have changed, so schedule is often few and far between times that work!

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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I just relocated to Providence and need to travel to Boston and New York a few times a month and when I fly to Chicago I can go by rail to the airport from here too! It's clean, you can't knock the convenience and the staff is nice enough plus the coffee at the little restaurant is great, but you... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I use Providence Station to use the Acela experess to get to downtown Manhattan. In my opinion it's antiquated and crude in comparison to the level of comfort offered in most airports, in that it's wooden benches are really uncomfortable to sit on... that is if you can find a spot amongst the hoards of people, not to mention college... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

It is a train station located in downtown Providence. It has both Amtrack and MBTA lines. It is easy to get to, and parking is available. The architecture is not impressive, but inside the station is clean. If you arrive before your departure there are a few options; you can sit at the benches, sit outside in the grass (weather... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

It's cute. It's easy to get to. Parking is fine. On street in front or back and underground for the day trip. If you wait their is a decent sandwich shop.

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Raynham, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Very easy to find and a great alternative to Boston's South Station. The parking nearby is reasonable, and although the station is small it has everything you would expect to find at a train station (with the exception of a bar).

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