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Providence Train Station

100 Gaspee St, Providence, RI 02903 (Downtown Providence)
401 727 7379
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Ranked #32 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Sep 20, 2014
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Sacramento, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I have traveled the U.S. extensively by rail and this is one of the nicest of the train stations. The employees are helpful and friendly. The information board may be old-fashioned but it is easy to read. My only complaint is the lack of parking and the drop off zone is difficult and often blocked by maintenance vehicles. Food choices... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Being a visitor from abroad, I was a bit anxious about getting a train from Providence to Boston . My travel experience was made very pleasant indeed through travelling from this station. It is nice and small and kept very clean and neat. The toilets were well looked after too. The counter staff were very patient and helpful and the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the first time I have traveled by train. My family (husband and 2 girls 6 & 7) and I arrived at the station about 30-45 minutes early. The staff is great, station clean and there is a great little place there to eat. Easy to walk to (about 2 blocks) from the Renaissance to catch early departures! Would... More

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Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 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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345 reviews 345 reviews
79 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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