Our Airport Means Easy Access - With the state's recently renovated and expanded T.F. Green Airport, rest assured that traveling to and from Rhode Island has never been easier. Green (PVD) now offers all the amenities of a large flight hub – a two-level terminal, many gates and more parking - with the hassle-free ease of a suburban area airport. You'll find less traffic, lower fares and greater ease in both leaving and arriving - passenger convenience is the hallmark of Green Airport!
No more than an hour's drive from the Boston area and eastern Connecticut, the airport offers more than 180 flights for nonstop options or convenient locations to and from virtually any destination, and provides service with more flights out of this airport than ever before. Rhode Island is accessible from many international gates, with Logan Airport one hour away in Boston, MA, serving as the area's main gateway.
Other major international airports, such as JFK (Kennedy) Airport in New York and Newark Airport in New Jersey are only three hours away by ground travel, and a short hop via an air connection from Green. And we've now got Amtrak's new Acela service to get you to Boston or New York in less time than ever before!
- Air Canada | 800-247-2262
- American Airlines | 800-433-7300
- American Eagle | 800-433-7300
- Cape Air | 800-352-0714
- Continental Airlines | 800-525-0280
- Delta Airlines/Delta Connection | 800-221-1212
- Northwest | (dom) 800-225-2525; (int’l) 800-447-4747
- SATA International/Azores Express | 800-762-9995
- Southwest | 800-435-9792
- United Airlines/United Airlines Express | 800-241-6522
- USAirways/USAirways Express | 800-428-4322
- Corporate Air Charter, Inc. 401-732-0782
Other airports and airlines serving Rhode Island include:
Block Island Airport | 401-466-5511
- New England Airlines; 401-466-5881, 800-243-2460
- Newport Airport, Middletown | 401-846-9400
- North Central Airport, Lincoln | 401-333-8503
- Eagle Air | 888-99-EAGLE
- L&E Executive Air Charter Service | 401-524-1697
Newport Airport | 401-846-9400
North Central Airport, Smithfield | 401-333-8503
Quonset Airport, North Kingstown | 401-295-5020
Westerly Airport | 401-596-2357
- New England Airlines | 800-243-2460 | Flights to Block Island and charter flights available.
Visitors arriving into Boston or New York can drive to Rhode Island via Interstate 95, a major highway which runs from Maine to Florida along the east coast.
Interstate Routes 95 and 195 offer access to most of Rhode Island's major cities from Westerly to Providence to Pawtucket to East Providence. Interstate 295 loops around Providence and provides bypass access to points west and north of the capital city, including many scenic areas in the Blackstone Valley.
Route 146 is the gateway to northern Rhode Island's historic Blackstone Valley region, while Routes 136 and 114 provide an easy drive through Bristol County to Newport. Routes 1 and Scenic 1A run along the south shore of the state through the picturesque coastal towns of Narragansett, Charlestown and Wickford and Route 138 runs east and west from North Kingstown through Jamestown and Newport and continues through Middletown, Portsmouth and into Tiverton. US Route 6 links Providence and points west to the Connecticut state line.
Want to see more about driving around the Ocean State? Get acquainted with lay of the land as well as some history and roadside pictures on the Rhode Island Highways page, and then start hitting the Rhode on your own! You can also find official information and live traffic cams focused on key points of the Rhode Island road system on the RIDOT Rhodeways website.
Amtrak also offers ACELA Express Northeast service – service from Boston-Providence-New Haven-New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore and Washington D.C. ACELA travels up to 150 mph with travel time from New York to Providence in 2-1/2 hours and Providence to Boston in less than 30 minutes.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Information (MBTA) offers Commuter Rail service from Providence that connects to Boston's South Station and the MBTA subway system. Providence Station, 100 Gaspee Street, Providence, 800-392-6100.
For many people, driving is the best way to experience the beauty and culture of Rhode Island. Most major car rental companies have offices at Rhode Island's TF Green Airport. Several agencies also maintain locations in Providence and Newport. Reservations are recommended, especially during the summer season, on weekends and holidays.
The Rhode Island Welcome Center is located on I-95 North from Connecticut between exits 2 and 3 in Richmond. The center is open seven days a week, year-round. The Welcome Center is fully equipped with rest stop services and is an excellent place to gather brochures and literature on all of the state's tourism destinations. Telephone: 401-539-3031.
Our transportation options are many and accessible, making the Ocean State yours for a short getaway or extended vacation. To find out more about this diverse destination, contact the Rhode Island Division of Tourism at 888-U-UNWIND (888-886-9463)
Rhode Island is located in the southeastern corner of New England within easy traveling distance of several major northeast cities. We're just 60 miles from Boston, MA., 180 miles from New York City and under 350 miles from Montreal, Canada. And because Rhode Island itself is only 48 miles long by 37 miles wide, it's easy to get from one attraction to another. Which means you can do more on your vacation.
The Rhode Island Cities and Towns map shows cities and towns only, along with Rhode Island's tourism regions highlighted.
Official Rhode Island State Map
This detailed map shows all cities and towns with all major highways and roads. The map can be viewed online or you can download a copy in Adobe Acrobat PDF format to your computer. This PDF is 11x17" in size and a 5mb download.