Information on topics such as: purchasing a car or bicycle, understanding rules of the road, automobile insurance and navigating public transportation.
The Transportation Office provides information for visitors regarding travel to campus and using public transportation to get around the area.
SafeRIDE is a free transportation service offered to the Brown University and RISD students, faculty and staff and the hospitals affiliated with Brown Medical School. Visit this site for route maps, schedules and rules.
Note: safeRIDE drivers are uniformed and wear a safeRIDE photo badge, which you may ask to see at any time.
For information regarding travel by bus throughout Rhode Island visit the following link: RIPTA (RI Public Transportation Authority). Note: Brown University Students, faculty and staff ride RIPTA for free; ID required.
For information regarding travel by bus throughout most states in New England and New York visit the following link:Peter Pan Bus Lines
For information regarding travel by bus throughout the United States visit the following link: Greyhound Bus Lines
For information regarding travel by train throughout the United States visit the following link: Amtrak
Commuter Rail service from Providence connects to Boston's subway system. Providence Station: 100 Gaspee Street, Providence - 800-392-6100. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Information (MBTA)
The two airports closest to Providence are:
Taxi and Limousine Service*
There are numerous taxi providers in the Providence area. Of those you may wish to consider are the following*:
Taxi Service: Bay Taxi (461-0780); Big Daddy Taxi (943-3636); Dominican Taxi (421-3787); East Side Taxi (521-4200); Economy Cab (944-6700); Gonzales Taxi (331-9560); Yellow Cab
Limo Service: Airport Express Service (800-627-5499); All Occasion Limo (401-312-0945;
Online Travel Agencies*
There are numerous commercial travel agencies that can be used for travel arrangements: Some of the Among sites you may wish to consider are the following: www.expedia.com; www.kayak.com; www.smart-traveler.com; www.travelocity.com
The Brown University Admission Office provides contact information for hotels near campus.*Please note that the listing provided is meant as a sample only and does not constitute an endorsement of specific companies/services.