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Providence Train Station (PVD) - MBTA & Amtrak

Train Station
Downtown Providence, Providence
  • Tim R.
    "The Autumn Harvest at Cafe La France was delicious."(15 Tips)
    Scott D.
    "accurate on the MBTA app rather than the website."(4 Tips)
    Jake L.
    "Best train cafe in the contiguous USA"(34 Tips)
    Crystal K.
    "state house up the street and walk down the hill to the station."(2 Tips)
111 Tips and reviews
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  • Stephen M.
    Stephen Milbank16 hours ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Cafe la France is a great morning spot for breakfast sandwiches and coffee.
  • Barbara Derecktor D.
    Barbara Derecktor Donahue3 weeks ago
    Been here 10+ times
    2 day sunshine visit with our darling Izabelle 💗🎉🌺🎶🌹Ox
  • Jason B.
    Jason Baughman-OpricăJuly 7
    Been here 25+ times
    Still under construction but both stateside and cityside entrances are now open again.
  • David H.
    David HowlandJanuary 1
    Been here 10+ times
    As of January 1, 2016 the garage is still closed with no warning until you get to the entrance. Plan ahead.
  • William H.
    William HubaMarch 11, 2015
    Its a train station. Come for the trains.
  • Carly H.
    Carly HeitlingerFebruary 4, 2015
    Stop by cafe la France to get a snack for your ride. The breakfast sandwiches are great!
  • Jake L.
    Jake LevineNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best train cafe in the contiguous USA
  • mickeymania
    mickeymaniaNovember 19, 2014
    No place to park, lot was closed.
  • Brian
    BrianOctober 13, 2014
    Really helpful (and direct) staff.
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerSeptember 22, 2014
    Ample seating in the lobby. Nice view of the State House. Shopping mall nearby.
  • Rinaldo D.
    Rinaldo DormanAugust 11, 2014
    Not quite as depressing as I expected it to be...
  • Connor G.
    Connor GarrettAugust 3, 2014
    Be sure to use the elevator if you have a lot of luggage. Way better than the stairs.
  • Michael S.
    Michael ShakerJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Get here early tonight for Water Fire. To get a good place to park
  • Tim S.
    Tim SeamansMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a coffee or latte at Cafe La France before boarding. Also grab a water here - cheaper than on board.
  • Cathy C.
    Cathy Chen-RennieFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Train station clock is 3 minutes faster than T-Mobile cell clock...
  • Barbara Derecktor D.
    Barbara Derecktor DonahueNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Thankyou to the train that takes my darling girl home safe - I hope she gets to sleep on the way back to the city
  • Frederick Bernard S.
    Have cash for your commuter train tickets before you get here.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DonnellNovember 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If it is cold out, don't go out to the platform until a few minutes before the train comes. No use freezing your buns off.
  • Hao T.
    Hao TranOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be a cash-only sucker waiting in line. Download the MBTA app and pay for your ticket with your credit card from your phone.
  • Antonio G.
    Antonio GuimaraesSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    MBTA Commuter Rail double decker cars with a curved stairway have electrical outlets. Straight stairs means wifi is available. No cars have both outlets and wifi.
  • Sally S.
    Sally SmithAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    So if you buy your tickets for the MBTA Commuter Rail at Cafe La France it's cash only however if you download the MBTA app you can pay with your credit card!
  • Finca D.
    Finca DigitalAugust 16, 2013
    The coffee at Cafe La France is pretty good!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SantosJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amtrak people are probably the most unpleasant people I've ever has the displeasure to interact with.
  • Mick H.
    Mick H.June 9, 2013
    Coffee Syrup sold at the station newsstand/gift shop.
  • Sarah
    SarahJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The cafe isn't open after 5 on get decent food elsewhere before you head to the train!
  • Emily (silver1110)
    Emily (silver1110)May 31, 2013
    The cafe is amazeballs! Try the Nutella & banana breakfast Sammy!
  • Brendan G.
    Brendan GuentherMay 17, 2013
    $3 to the airport; regional rail FTW!
  • kenny t.
    kenny tseMay 7, 2013
    Skip the unhealthy microwaved stuff you get on the train! Customize your Panini at Cafe La France and take it to go for your trip.
  • Abhinav G.
    Abhinav GautamMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    No need to buy ticket with cash or wait in line now. Use the MBTA iOS app and buy ticket with credit card on the go.
  • Rudyard M.
    Rudyard MontasApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    What do you mean the men's room broke??????? Fix fast
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CatauroApril 9, 2013
    Awesome old school flap display by Solari is still hanging on in the rotunda, transmitting the calming sound of train status updates... except when the update is that your train is late(r)
  • John G.
    John GrohApril 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy tickets at the cafe or on your phone for convenience. Plenty of trains to and from Boston during the week.
  • Javier C.
    Javier ChacinApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cafe La France is one of the best sandwich shoppes around, train station or no train station - staff is amazing, and so friendly, ingredients are locally sourced, the whole place is like an oasis.
  • Tricia
    TriciaApril 2, 2013
    Get the mbta app for Android or iOS and you can buy your tickets from your phone. No more worrying about cash.
  • Ty D.
    Ty DuganMarch 15, 2013
    Get cash for MBTA. They're no Metro-North. You actually buy your tix at the cafe
  • Scott B.
    Scott BreakerMarch 4, 2013
    Tan sweater dress and CFMB's FTW!!
  • James F.
    James FinelliFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't like the urine smell in the men's room or the graffiti on the mirror..... You'll LOVE the pubic hair on TOP of the urinals..... How did it get there???
  • Kisha ⚡️🔥 T.
    Kisha ⚡️🔥 TapanganJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The people that run the parking garage are nice.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EnosDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't go to the little store/newsstand, oakwells, rude & bad service.
  • Hayley M.
    Hayley McGuirlDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cafe la France now accepts credit cards for purchases over $5!
  • Jason
    JasonNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The train parking lot does NOT take AMEX. Only Visa/MC. Consider yourself warned fellow biz traveler.
  • Kara L.
    Kara LeeNovember 26, 2012
    Get there early!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DonnellNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Wifi at the station is pretty good, use it there before riding the MBTA where it isn't very useful.
  • Aaron E.
    Aaron EdelsteinNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    MBTA had a new app where you can pay with your card and show them that you paid by going to " my tickets" if heading to Boston this feature is not available till end of November... No more waiting
  • James F.
    James FinelliNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Enter the men's room if you have a gas mask only. Also bring la cash to cafe la France if you want la ticket
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah M.September 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get to the station early or don't go there at all
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew Horton-HallJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you have to change into your work clothes, change on the train. Avoid the bathroom at all cost.
  • Michael S.
    Michael ShakerJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy you MBA ticket at cafe and save money.
  • Chocolee W.
    Chocolee WilsonJune 2, 2012
    Go check out newbury comics in the mall if you have time.
  • Gail A.
    Gail AhlersMay 31, 2012
    can I buy a ticket in the cafe a day ahead of time?
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