Traveling to Providence

The ASB 2010 meeting will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) in downtown Providence, RI.

The downtown area is easily accessible by air, rail and car. Click here for a list of multiple transportation options or see details below.

Travel by Air

Only ten minutes from downtown Providence, T.F. Green Airport (PVD) offers more than 160 direct flights daily, via most major carriers. Boston Logan Airport (BOS) is approximately 1 hour from Providence.

Travel from the T.F Green (Providence) Airport to Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence:

  • Taxi: Taxi fares are about $30 one way from the airport to the Biltmore Hotel downtown.
  • Shuttle service: The Airport Limousine Shuttle (401-737-2868) charges $11 per person each way. It departs T.F. Green Airport every hour on the hour. It arrives at the Providence Biltmore at 22 past every hour. After 7PM, reservations are required from the city to the airport.
  • Bus: The RIPTA bus #14 departs the airport approximately once per hour. The fare is $1.75 and the trip to Kennedy Plaza (adjacent the Providence Biltmore Hotel ) takes 15 minutes. The last bus #14 is at 6:45pm. The bus schedules (PDF) are below:

Travel from Boston Logan Airport to Biltmore Hotel downtown:

  • Bus: From Logan International Airport, take the Peter Pan Bus, 800-343-9999, to Providence ($22 one way or $40 round trip). Buses run almost hourly (on the half-hour) and circulate throughout the terminal area of Logan. The bus will drop you off at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. The Providence Biltmore Hotel is adjacent to Kennedy Plaza.

Travel by Rail

The Providence Amtrak station is located downtown, about a 5 minute walk from the RICC and the Providence Biltmore Hotel. Providence is located on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor with service from Boston-Providence-New Haven-New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore and Washington D.C. The high speed Acela Express train service transports passengers from New York City to Providence in about two and a half hours.

Travel by Automobile

Located at the intersection of I-95 and I-195, Providence is 50 miles south of Boston (about a one hour car ride) and 185 miles northeast of New York City (about three hours by car). Parking is best in the garage adjacent to the convention center.