The driving distance from Boston, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island is:

50 miles / 80 km

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Driving distance from Boston, MA to Providence, RI

The total driving distance from Boston, MA to Providence, RI is 50 miles or 80 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Boston, Massachusetts. It ends in Providence, Rhode Island.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Boston, MA to Providence, RI so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

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Providence is home to Brown University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Johnson and Wales University, The Rhode Island School of Design and more. This historic city was founded in 1636 by a preacher named Roger Williams.

Today besides being filled with a large academic community, Providence is filled with culture, arts, history and great food. One of the best self-guided tour is the Providence Walks: The East Side Tour.

Providence’s famous tourist attractions include John Brown House Museum, RISD Museum, Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Providence Children's Zoo and Roger Williams Park Zoo.

For free things to do, visit Rhode Island State House, Providence Public Library (for free architecture tour of this historic building) and Providence Athenaeum (a member-supported library and cultural center located at historic Benefit Street).

Take a scenic walk along Memorial Boulevard in downtown Providence. And on Saturday evenings from May to November find a great spot at the Memorial Boulevard to view WaterFire. WaterFire is a series of about 100 bonfires on the city’s 3 rivers. According to, these bonfires illuminates 2/3 of a mile of urban public spaces and parks in the city.

Boston, Massachusetts

City: Boston
State: Massachusetts
Country: United States
Category: cities

Providence, Rhode Island

City: Providence
State: Rhode Island
Country: United States
Category: cities

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