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Providence Train Station

Neighborhood: Downtown Providence
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Address: 100 Gaspee St, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401 727 7379

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Nice and Convenient

I took a train to go to Boston for a short trip,and the place in modern,clean neat and convenient for run away from traffic going to Boston. There is a nice place to seat waiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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211 reviews 211 reviews
84 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I took a train to go to Boston for a short trip,and the place in modern,clean neat and convenient for run away from traffic going to Boston. There is a nice place to seat waiting and read while waiting for a train,nice coffee shop with essentials eat and drink coffee or juices. A book and magazines store,nice costumer service and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I can't say anything negative about the train stration nor Amtrak it self, if you are in Boiston South station you can get to RI in just 3o minutes, trains run in the northeast corridor all the way to Washington DC. passing for Connecticut, Penn station in NY, Philadelphia, Maryland and Washington DC. I recommend Acela the fastest train in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We took the train to Boston it goes to Boston South Station. It was a strange experience because We had to buy train tickets at the Coffee counter and not in the big train Station hall. The MBTA tickets have to be bought with cash only, in the Coffee shop, so there is a long line in the morning. They... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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544 reviews 544 reviews
196 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The station is located in downtown, behind Waterplace Park and in front of the state house. The tracks actually pass under Providence Place Mall. To clarify some points the original beautiful Union Station, built in 1898, was NOT torn down. It was preserved, renovated and is now corporate offices, restaurants and a Marriott Hotel. The current station is not old,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
63 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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