Accessibility & Transportation

Easily accessed via Interstate 95, Providence is a 50-minute drive from Boston and a three-hour drive from New York City. With its convenient Northeast location, 15 percent of the nation’s population is within a 300-mile proximity to Providence. Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD), located in Warwick, RI, is recommended for domestic travel needs and offers service to a select number of international destinations. Logan Airport (BOS) offers a wide range of international and domestic travel options. 

For information on the Washington Bridge (I-195 Westbound) closure, including free ferry service between Bristol and Providence, visit the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) website.

Air Service

Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport is only a 10-minute drive from Providence and offers 100 nonstop daily flights and connections to a number of destinations. For seamless travel, the airport has a consolidated rental car facility and intercity bus transportation, in addition to commuter rail service.

Boston’s Logan International Airport features nonstop air service from more than 100 worldwide destinations. Located less than 50 miles from Providence, Logan offers convenient transportation options from Boston, including bus service pick-up within steps of all five of its airport terminals. Peter Pan's 10 daily departures leave directly from Logan to downtown Providence, and Amtrak and commuter rail service are readily available from Boston.

Train Service

Providence is located on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston. High-speed Acela Express train service transports passengers from New York City to Providence in about two and a half hours. For tickets call 800-USA-RAIL or visit

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) runs low-cost commuter trains to Providence from Boston and other points in Massachusetts. 

Bus Service

Peter Pan Bus and Greyhound have stations in Providence. Megabus (877-462-6342) offers round-trip bus service between Providence and New York City. For local public transportation, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) runs buses and trolleys statewide.  

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Rhode Island Convention Center

Accessibility and ease are the hallmarks of the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC). Centrally located in the heart of Providence and just off Interstate 95, the RICC is within one mile of 3,000 hotel rooms. It is connected via skybridge to the 14,000-seat Amica Mutual Pavilion on one side and to the 564-room Omni Providence Hotel on the other. The Omni is, in turn, connected to the Providence Place mall.