There are numerous public transportation options within Providence, Rhode Island and the New England area. Due to the expensive nature of purchasing and maintaining a personal vehicle, most students and scholars make extensive use of the public transportation options available below. If you would like to obtain a Rhode Island State driver's license or purchase a personal vehicle, please refer to the additional information on the OISSS website.
RIPTA (RI Public Transportation Authority)
Travel by bus throughout Rhode Island.
Note: Brown University students, faculty and staff ride RIPTA for free; Brown ID required.
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Travel by bus throughout most states in New England and New York.
Greyhound Bus Lines
Travel by bus throughout the United States.
You may wish to rent a car for a short period of time. Here are the phone numbers for the T.F. Green Airport location of companies from which you can rent a car. There are several locations for each company throughout the Providence area. To find the location nearest you, be sure to call the toll free phone number or check out their website.
|Advantage Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-777-5500; Local: 401-736-5272
|Hertz (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-654-3131; Local: 401-738-3550
|Alamo Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-327-9633; Local: 401-737-4800 https://www.alamo.com/
|National Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-227-7368; Local: 401-737-4800 https://www.nationalcar.com/
|Avis (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-331-1212; Local: 401-736-7500
|Payless Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-729-5377; Local: 401-736-8503
|Budget (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-527-0700; Local: 401-739-8986 http://www.budget.com
|Thrifty Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-367-2277; Local: 401-732-2000
|Dollar (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-800-4000; Local: 401-739-8450
|Zip Car (Cars parked around City of Providence)
Requires a membership.
|Enterprise Rent-A-Car (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-325-8007; Local: 401-732-5261
It may difficult to get a taxi in the Providence without calling ahead. Please keep in mind driving after drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited in RhodeIsland! Keep the phone numbers of taxi companies handy.
|Bay Taxi: 401-461-0780||Economy Cab: 401-944-6700|
|Big Daddy Taxi: 401-943-3636||Gonzales Taxi: 401-331-9560|
|Dominican Taxi: 401-421-3787||Yellow Cab: 401-941-1122|
|East Side Taxi: 401-521-4200|
Airport Shuttle and Limousine Services
|Airport Express Service: 1-800-627-5499||All Occasion Limo: 401-312-0945|
Travel by train throughout the United States.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Commuter rail service from Providence that connects to Boston’s subway system.
Brown University Transportation Office