Pre-College Programs

Pre-College Programs: Traveling to and from Brown's Campus

Information for Accepted Students

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Arriving on Campus

On your orientation day, you will want to arrive for check-in at the Main Green, which is at the corner of Brown and George Streets in Providence. NOTE: This location is subject to change.

Providence is a medium-sized city easily accessible by car. For those flying in, TF Green Airport is a convenient, single-terminal airport about a 15-minute drive from campus. Logan Airport in Boston is approximately 1 hour away.

Unaccompanied Student Travel

In recent years, bus, train, and airline carriers have instituted a range of policies related to unaccompanied minors traveling. Brown Pre-College Programs are unable to meet many of these new requirements, so we urge families/guardians to review their likely carrier’s policies early and make decisions about travel based on the assumption that students must arrive on campus for orientation and depart campus at the end of their program without assistance from the Pre-College programs.

Arrival by Car

On orientation days, students find it convenient to leave their luggage in the car and walk to check-in. Once you are checked in, luggage may be brought directly to your residence hall.

From the North or South on Interstate 95: Take Exit 22 to Downtown Providence. Continue straight on Memorial Boulevard; turn left onto College Street at the fourth set of traffic lights. Halfway up the hill, turn right onto Benefit Street. Take your first left on George Street. Parking is limited, so park wherever you can find space near the intersection of George Street and Brown Street (Magee Street, Benevolent Street, or Charlesfield Street).

From the East on Interstate 195: Take Exit 2 to South Main Street. At the end of the exit ramp, go straight through the lights onto South Main Street and continue for half a mile until the first set of traffic lights. Turn right onto College Street and then right onto Benefit Street. Take your first left on George Street. Park on any one of the following streets adjacent to George Street: Magee Street, Brown Street, Benevolent Street, or Charlesfield Street.

From the NorthWest: Follow Route 146 to I-95 South. Once on I-95 South, follow the directions above (from the north and south).

Arrival by Train

Providence is served by Amtrak and Boston's Commuter Rail.

The Providence Amtrak train station is a short cab ride to the University.

Arrival by Bus

Providence is served by PeterPan bus lines.

Their Providence terminals are a short cab ride to the University.

Arrival by Air

Providence TF Green Airport

T.F. Green International Airport (named for Theodore Francis Green, Brown class of 1887) is served by many national and regional airlines. The airport, which is in the city of Warwick, is approximately 10 miles from the University. A variety of ground transportation is available from the terminal to Providence.

Airport shuttle

A shuttle will run every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from T.F. Green Airport to the Brown University campus according to the schedule below. Students arriving at the airport should meet a representative from Shuttle Solutions LLC holding a "Brown Pre-College Programs"sign near baggage claim who will direct them to the vehicles in the lot.

Cost: One Way Ticket: $25 USD/student. Round Trip Ticket: $40 USD/student

Shuttle Solutions LLC accepts CASH ONLY.

Upon arrival, students may purchase a round trip ticket that covers the cost for both arrival and their shuttle trip back to T.F. Green Airport at the close of the program. Students will be provided with coupon for the return trip. At the close of the program students may refer to the schedule below to take a shuttle back to T.F. Green Airport. If you have paid for a round trip you may give your coupon to the driver. Unused pre-paid coupons for the return trip cannot be refunded. Please see a Shuttle Solutions LLC representative at airport to purchase.


Arrivals | Sunday 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30

8am – 1pm
TF Green Airport –› Brown Campus

1pm – 7pm  
TF Green Airport –› Brown Office of Residential Life (42 Charlesfield Street)

Departures | Friday 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

1 – 9pm
Brown Office of Residential Life (42 Charlesfield Street) –› TF Green Airport

Late Departures | Saturday 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5

6 – 11am
Brown Office of Residential Life (42 Charlesfield Street) –› TF Green Airport

If you need transportation outside of these hours, please plan on taking a cab or contact Shuttle Solutions LLC at 401-467-2225 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST or at in advance of your planned arrival to determine if they can assist you.

Students requiring handicapped accessible transportation are encouraged to contact Brown Pre-College Programs via phone during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30pm-5pm EST) or via email at

Arrival by Air - Boston Logan Airport

If you are arriving via airplane at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts ( please take a Peter Pan Bus to Providence (approximately a one hour and thirty minute ride). Visit the Peter Pan Bus/Logan Airport website for complete information on schedules and ticket purchasing.*Please note, after arriving into Peter Pan Bus Terminal in Providence, you will need to contact a local taxi company to bring you to Brown University. Please see local taxi cab numbers listed below to set-up in advance.

Local Taxi Telephone Numbers

Corporate Transportation (877) 231-2228

Checker Cab (401) 944-2000

Airport Express (401) 521-4200