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Getting from Boston Logan Airport to Providence

Providence, in Rhode Island, often referred to as “The Creative Capital,” blends the welcoming charm of a small town with the cultural richness and refinement of a major city. This dynamic city boasts a thriving arts scene, diverse and lively neighbourhoods, top-notch accommodations, a celebrated dining landscape, and a wealth of attractions, making it an ideal destination for visitors.

To travel from Boston Logan Airport to Providence, you have 3 different transportation options; you can take a taxi or private transfer, a combination of two buses or a combination of a bus and train.

Opting for a Boston taxi or private shuttle is an excellent choice, providing round-the-clock, stress-free, door-to-door transportation in a comfortable private vehicle. For the journey from Boston Airport to Providence by bus, you’ll transfer from the airport to South Station in Boston, then hop on to another bus and continue from South Station to Providence. Alternatively, you can catch a bus to Boston’s South Station and then board a train directly to Providence, RI.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €200 75min 24/7
Bus €24.20 90min 06:45–17:45
Train €16.60 65min 05:00–19:55

How to get from Boston Airport to Providence by taxi

While it might be a pricier choice, opting for a taxi or private shuttle is the most convenient way to travel from Boston Airport to Providence. These services offer swift and efficient transportation, and the comfort of having a private vehicle awaiting your arrival is a notable convenience, especially when travelling with children or lots of luggage. The journey covers approximately 53 km (33 mi) and takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Boston Airport to Providence

Taxis at Boston Airport determine their rates using a taximeter, factoring in the time and distance to your specific destination. Typically, a taxi ride from Logan Airport to Providence will cost approximately $210 (€200). It’s important to be aware that this fare does not cover tolls, and there is an additional airport surcharge of $2.75 (€2.30) for all taxis leaving Boston Airport.

For a more predictable and transparent fare without hidden fees, it’s advisable to book a private transfer service in advance online.


$210 (€200)

Trip Duration

75 Min.

*Rates do not vary depending on the time of day.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Boston Logan Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

The official taxi ranks at Boston Airport can be easily located at each terminal, situated on the Arrivals level, except for terminal C. At terminal C, you’ll find taxis on the ground floor, near the central parking area.


Arriving in a new city after a long flight and needing to navigate public transportation to reach another town, especially with heavy luggage and children, can be quite overwhelming. That’s where opting for a Logan Airport taxi to Providence truly shines – it’s a direct, swift, and comfortable mode of transportation. While the cost of the journey may appear high initially, if you’re travelling in a group, you can split the final fare, making it a more economical choice.

Editor’s Note

Please note that an airport toll fee of $2.75 (€2.30) will need to be paid by the passenger when leaving Boston International Airport.

Useful Tips

Look for the official taxi ranks at Boston Logan Airport for licensed and reliable services.
Tipping taxi drivers is customary, with 15-20% of the fare being a typical range.
Ensure the taxi has a working meter to calculate your fare accurately or agree on a set fare with the driver upfront.

How to get from Boston Logan Airport to Providence by bus

If you are looking to travel to Providence on a budget from Boston Logan International Airport, taking the bus is a fantastic option. Firstly, hop on the SL1 (Silver Line) bus at Terminal B and head towards South Station, a ride that takes about 25 minutes. Once at South Station, you can transfer to either a Flixbus or Greyhound Bus to continue your journey to Providence. This leg of the trip will take around 1 hour. Not only is this method wallet-friendly, but the ease of transfer at South Station makes for a smooth and straightforward trip.

How much does a bus ticket cost?

To journey from Boston Logan Airport to Providence via bus, the total cost is $12.70 (€12.10) per person, split into two legs. The initial leg costs $1.70 (€1.60) on the SL1 (Silver Line) bus from Logan Airport to South Station, with tickets available at airport ticket machines accepting cash, credit, or debit cards, or through contactless payment at fare gates. For the second leg costing $10.99 (€10.50), you have options between Flixbus and Greyhound. The latter allows online, app, or terminal purchases, accepting both cards and cash at the terminal. This budget-friendly and straightforward method ensures a smooth transition between Boston Airport and Providence.


$12.70 (€12.10)

Trip Duration

1 Hr. 30 Min.

*Rates vary depending on your final location.

Value for Money

The SL1 bus from Logan Airport to South Station runs daily from 05:35 to 01:08 every 15 minutes and the Flixbus runs 5 times a day from 06:45 to 17:45.

Where do I get the bus from?

For the first leg of your journey, you can catch the SL1 (Silver Line) bus from Boston Logan International Airport. The bus stops are located right outside the airport terminals; you would be looking for Terminal B Stop 1 – Arrivals Level for the SL1 bus towards South Station. Once you reach South Station in Boston, you will transfer to either a Flixbus or Greyhound coach for the second leg of your journey to Providence. The buses from these companies depart from the main bus terminal at South Station.


If you’re looking to travel from Boston Airport to Providence on a budget, the bus option is a commendable choice. The vehicles are typically comfortable and the overall cost-effectiveness is a major plus. However, the inconvenience arises from the necessity of a transfer at South Station, which could be daunting if you have a lot of luggage, are not a seasoned traveller or are in a rush. Furthermore, the travel time, though reasonable, could be longer compared to other modes of transport, and the schedule may not suit late-night or very early morning arrivals, necessitating an alternative arrangement for such hours.

Editor’s Note

It's crucial to be aware that bus travel times can vary between 2 to 4 hours, depending on the bus you take and the time of day you travel.

Useful Tips

Keep your belongings secure and easily manageable, as you'll need to transfer buses at South Station.
Check the schedule of the SL1 (Silver Line) and of your connecting bus to Providence ahead of time to avoid long wait times.
Purchase your tickets in advance online to ensure a seamless travel experience from Logan Airport to Providence.

How to get from Logan Airport to Providence by train

If you’re eyeing a budget-friendly trip from Boston Logan International Airport to Providence, combining a bus and train is a smart choice. Start by catching the SL1 (Silver Line) bus at Terminal B which will take you to South Station in about 25 minutes. Upon arrival, switch to an Amtrak train, Providence bound. This trip segment will take around 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Boston Airport to Providence cost?

To catch the train from Logan Airport to Providence, just like the bus-to-bus combination above, you will first have to transfer from the airport to Boston South Station by bus. The total cost is $8.70 (€8.30). The initial leg costs $1.70 (€1.60) on the SL1 (Silver Line) bus from Logan Airport to South Station. For the second leg costing $7 (€6.70) on average, you can opt for the Amtrak train to reach Providence. Tickets for Amtrak can be purchased online, through their mobile app, or at terminal kiosks; both cash and card payments are accepted.


$8.70 (€8.30)

Trip Duration

65 Min.

*Rates vary depending on the time of day.

Value for Money

Amtrak train runs daily from 05:00 to 19:55.

Where do I get the train from?

The Amtrak train to Providence can be boarded from Boston South Station. South Station is one of the main transit hubs in Boston and is well-signposted, making it relatively easy to find your way to the Amtrak platforms. Once you arrive at South Station from Logan Airport via the SL1 (Silver Line) bus, follow the signs to the Amtrak waiting area and platforms and check the board for information on the next available service to Providence.


The combination of bus and train for your transport from Boston Logan International Airport to Providence stands as a budget-friendly choice. Additionally, trains departing from Boston South Station to Providence tend to run more frequently compared to buses, providing better flexibility for your travel schedule. However, similar to the bus-to-bus option, if you find yourself burdened with heavy luggage or travelling with young kids, the convenience and ease of a private transfer or taxi might be a more appealing alternative.

Editor’s Note

It's advisable to check the train schedule ahead of time, and perhaps arrive a little earlier to ensure you have ample time to find your train and board comfortably.

Useful Tips

Stay updated on any schedule changes or delays by monitoring Amtrak announcements at South Station to ensure a timely arrival in Providence.
Keep your tickets - whether digital or paper, easily accessible to expedite boarding and have a smooth experience.
If travelling with luggage or family, consider using station amenities such as elevators and waiting areas for your comfort and safety.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Boston Airport to Providence, RI?

To travel from Boston Logan Airport to Providence, RI, you have three main options: taxi or private transfer, a bus-to-bus combo, or a bus-to-train combo. A taxi or private transfer offers a direct and convenient route to Providence, albeit at a higher cost. The public transportation options are budget-friendly but not as convenient if you carry heavy luggage.

If you wish to travel at a flat rate fare, with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book a private transfer.

What’s the distance from Logan Airport to Providence?

Boston Logan Airport is located 85.3 km (53 mi) away from Providence, with the journey taking around 1 hour and 10 minutes by taxi, depending on the traffic conditions.

Is there a direct train from Boston Airport to Providence?

No, there isn’t a direct train from Boston Logan International Airport to Providence. To catch a train to Providence, you would first need to travel from the airport to Boston South Station. This can be done by taking the SL1 (Silver Line) bus from the airport to South Station. Once at South Station, you can then board an Amtrak train to Providence.

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