Rhode Island Transportation

Rhode Island Transportation

Rhode Island is a state which is surrounded by Connecticut and Masachussets. Roger Williams was a pilgrim and a minister who is the founder of the Rhode Island. Rhode Island is not completely an island. There are four islands in Narragansett Bay which are part of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island’s train service first began in 1835.

Kingston Trains

Amtrak –Acela Region

This train provides constant service from Boston, Washington, DC, MA and Newport News, VA. This train provides services from Virginia, the district of Colombia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Providece Trains

This train provides services from Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. 

Westerly Trains

This train also provides all the services that other two trains provide.

Newport Dinner Train

This is the only train which serves four course dining onboard which you can enjoy. Polar express trains start running after Thanksgiving. This train provides meticulously restored vintage 1940’s Budd dining cars over a 22 mile 2 ½ hr journey along the beautiful scenic view of Narragansett Bay. Lunch packages are also provided by this train.

Oold Colony And Newport Railway

This ride gives the thrill and recalls the memory of forgotten era aboard the old colony and Newport railway.

Rhode Island Transportation Through Air

Rhode Island airport has recently renovated and has all the amenities which make the travelling easy. The Rhode Island airport is a two-level terminal airport with less traffic and reasonable fares. Green Airport is one airport which provides convenience to the arriving and leaving passengers.

T. F Green Airport Schedule Service

  • American airlines/800 433 7300
  • Air Canada/800 247 2262
  • American eagle/800 433 7300
  • Northwest airlines
  • US airways
  • Delta airlines
  • Cape air
  • Continental airlines
  • United airlines
  • Southwest airlines
  • New England airways

Bus Service

  • Daily schedules are operated by Bonanza Bus Lines. It travels through all the nearby cities in New England. The Bonanza Bus terminal is situated at One Bonanza Way.
  • Greyhound lines, 102 Fountain street, Providence
  • RIPTA- Rhode Island PUBLIC transit Authority: This is located at 265, Melrose Street, Providence.

Ferry Service

  • Block Island
  • Bristol to prudence and Hog Islands
  • Jamestown to Bowens Wharf and Rose Island
  • Montauk Long Island, NY to Block Island
  • RIPTA Providence to Newport Ferry Service
  • Rhode Island to Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry

Highway System

The passengers who arrive in Boston or New York can easily drive to Rhode Island trough interstate route 95, a main highway which passes through Maine to Florida along the East Coast.
Most of the Rhode Island Transportation passes through Interstate 95 and 195 which offers to major cities Westerly to Providence.

Rhode Island highways are very scenic; you won’t feel to stop driving.

Car Rentals

Rhode Island Airport has many car rental facilities for the passengers who love to drive and explore the beauty of scenic Rhode Island. These are open for year long, seven days a week.

In summer it is recommended to reserve or book the cars for holidays and weekends, since it is crowded.

List of Airports in Rhode Island

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Providence / Warwick PVD PVD KPVD Theodore Francis Green State Airport
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Block Island BID BID KBID Block Island State Airport
Westerly WST WST KWST Westerly State Airport
Reliever Airports
North Kingstown OQU   KOQU Quonset State Airport
Pawtucket SFZ SFZ KSFZ North Central State Airport
General Aviation Airports
Newport UUU NPT KUUU Newport State Airport
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
West Kingston 08R     Richmond Airport
Notable Former Airports
Charlestown       NAAS Charlestown (closed)
Quonset Point       NAS Quonset Point (closed 1974)