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Fall River is 15 miles (24 km) west of New Bedford MA, 51 miles (82 km) south of Boston MA, 17 miles (27.5 km) southeast of Providence RI, 24 miles (39 km) north of Newport RI.



Fall River has always been an important transportation point (map). For nearly a century, from 1847 to 1937, a railroad-and-steamboat route named the Fall River Line connected Boston and New York City.

Trains carried passengers from Boston to Fall River, where they boarded steamboats bound for New York.

The nearest that trains come to Fall River is now Providence, so you get to Fall River by car or bus:

By Car

Fall River is easy to reach, as it stands at the confluence of several major highways, including I-195, MA Route 24, and US Route 6. (This also means that traffic in the city is usually intense.)

By Bus

Bonanza Bus Lines operates frequent daily buses between Boston's South Station Transportation Center and Fall River, and runs buses between Fall River and other points as well.

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I-195 Bridge, Fall River MA

Braga Bridge carries I-195 over the Taunton River in Fall River MA.


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