Providence to Newport Ferry Returns May 24 with a New Stop in Bristol

The warmer weather is upon us and summer is around the corner. With that comes the return of the Providence to Newport Ferry, a beautiful ride along the coast, operated again this year by Seastreak. New this year, the 2019 season will include new weekend stops in Bristol. The new ferry service to Bristol is part of the trip to and from Newport, and runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The regular route between Providence and Newport will run through Columbus Day weekend. In addition, there will be special trips to coincide with WaterFire, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade and other events, allowing guests to attend in both cities. Ferries between Providence and Newport run seven days a week, with three round trips daily during spring and fall shoulder seasons and four round trips during peak season and on weekends.

Ticket prices for the 2019 season are $11 for adults and $5.50 for children, seniors and those with disabilities. They are available online now at, by calling 1-800-BOATRIDE and will also be available on the first day of service at the Providence ferry terminal at 25 India St. in Providence, the Newport ferry terminal at Perrotti Park, 39 America's Cup Ave., and the Bristol Maritime Center, 127 Thames St. The actual ferry dock in Bristol is a short walk away at the State Street Pier at the corner of Thames Street and State Street. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

Another popular feature returning this year is an agreement for joint ticketing that allows passengers riding Amtrak trains to purchase a ticket that includes the ferry. In addition, there is free RIPTA shuttle service from the Providence train station, the Rhode Island Convention Center and Kennedy Plaza to the ferry landing in India Point Park. 

And while you're here, be sure to check out Providence's great restaurants and enjoy the city's attractions, museums and more