Getting to Brown

Introductory information about getting to Brown is below.  You may also find these on-line resources helpful:

When to Arrive

Move-in dates for undergraduate international students are the Tuesday and Wednesday before General Orientation (typically the last week in August). Please consult the International Orientation tab above for this year's date. Please remember that international students studying at Brown on a visa cannot arrive in the United States earlier than 30 days from the start of International Orientation. Those that do choose to arrive earlier, must provide for their own accommodations prior to the move-in dates.

Graduate and Medical students should consult with their departments. 

About Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island's capital city, is ideally located, with easy access to major East Coast cities and desirable New England destinations. The city is 80 km from Boston and just over 300 km from New York City.

Transportation Options

By Air

T.F. Green Airport is located in Warwick, about 16 kilometers south of Providence. InterLink, a train station accessible by skywalk from the airport terminal, is served by Amtrak and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA). You can take the MBTA Commuter Rail to the Providence Train Station and take a taxi cab from there, or you can take a cab directly from the airport.

Logan International Airport is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Peter Pan buses bound for Providence stop at terminals A, B, C, and E. Alternatively, you can take the Boston Subway Silver Line from terminals A, B, C, or E to South Station, where you can take the commuter rail to Providence.

By Train

The Providence Train Station is served by Amtrak and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA). From the train station, you can take a taxi cab to campus.

By Bus

Providence is served by Peter Pan and Greyhound bus lines, which stop in downtown  Kennedy Plaza. From there, it's a short walk or taxi ride (less than a mile) to Brown.

By Car

From points north or south

Take I-95 North or South to Exit 22A, Memorial Blvd, in Providence. Continue down Memorial Blvd and turn left on College Street. At the top of the hill, where College Street intersects with Prospect Street, you will see Brown’s Van Wickle Gates. Please then reference the campus map to navigate to your destination.

From points east

Take I-195 W take the Gano Street Exit (Exit 3). Turn left on Gano, and, shortly after, turn right on Wickenden Street. Turn right on Hope Street. Continue north on Hope Street, then turn left on George Street. You will then go through two intersections before coming to Brown Street on your left and the Main Green on your right.  Please then reference the campus map to navigate to your destination.  

Taxi Cab Phone Numbers

East Side Taxi 401-521-4200
Economy Taxi 401-944-6700
Gemini Taxi 401-855-2170
Rhode Island Taxi 401-272-1222
Walsh Cab 401-943-3636