The closest major airport is Logan International Airport, also known as BOS or KBOS, located in Boston, Massachusetts, at a distance of 43 miles from the city center of Providence, RI.
The driving distance between Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, can be made in approximately 1 hour?
Getting around in Providence, RI is easy. The city has a reliable and fast train service, an easy-to-use bus system, also offering a convenient highway access, as well as an easy-to-spot bus station in the heart of downtown Providence. The public transportation system, provided by RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority), offers services to and in nearly every area of the city, for only $1 or $3, depending on the longevity of your travelling distance.
If you need to take a taxi, be sure to check the meter during your trip, because the standard mile rate is $2.50 per mile. This way you will make sure that you're not paying more than you have to for this kind of service.
If you choose to drive your way around in Providence, you should know that overnight parking is not allowed anywhere in the city, in the standard parking areas, so make sure that the area where you park your car over night is secure, to avoid having your car broke in. During rush hour you should reconsider getting behind the wheel, because the traffic can get very stressful and might ruin your day.
Useful Travel Tips:Providence is located on Interstate Route 95, which is the major East Coast interstate. It can be reached in less than 1 hour, by car, from Boston, and in approximately 3 hours from New York City. The location of Brown University is on College Hill, overlooking Benefit Street.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
Driving directions from Boston to Brown University: Take I-95 south to Exit 20 (Cape Cod, East Providence). Then, take I-195 East to Exit 2. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left, onto Wickenden Street. When you get to the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto Brooke Street. Continue driving on Brooke Street, until you see a parking garage on your left and a fire station on your right. At the intersection, make a left, onto Power Street. At the 1st stop sign make a right onto Thayer Street. The Thayer Street Quadrangle/Brown Guest Rooms is located on your right.