Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD) in Warwick, Rhode Island, is serviced by many major US airlines, either non-stop or from a spoke. From Canada, T.F. Green offers service to Toronto Airport.

To get to Providence from the airport:

MBTA operates commuter-rail service to the airport via the Providence/Stoughton Line. The trip to downtown Providence takes approximately 20 minutes and costs $3.25. This line operates from 5AM to 10:30AM on weekdays and does not serve T.F. Green Airport on Saturdays and Sundays. MBTA service between T.F. Green Airport and downtown Providence is infrequent; check the online schedule.

RIPTA operates bus service from T.F. Green Airport to Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence on three lines: 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit), 14 (West Bay), and 20 (Elmwood Ave). All RIPTA bus fares cost $2. If you plan to transfer onto another RIPTA bus line, when you board the bus on your first trip and pay your fare, ask the driver for a transfer card, which will be valid for 2 hours and costs only $1. When you board the next bus, simply insert or swipe your transfer card.

Uber is a popular method of transport between the airport and the city due to the complexity and infrequency of public transit service. A non-surge rate trip using UberX to get to downtown Providence costs around $16 and takes approximately 15 minutes.

Taxi service is also available from the pickup/drop-off area and cost varies by service provider.

Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts, is much larger and is generally used for international flights.

To get to Providence from the airport:

The Silver Line Bus runs frequently between all airport terminals and Boston South Station. The trip takes about 20-30 minutes and costs $2. From Boston South Station, take you can take the MBTA¬†Providence/Stoughton Line, which takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes and costs $10.50. Another option is to take Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Line, which takes 35-55 minutes to get to Providence Station in downtown Providence (prices vary).

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