Logo   Newport, Rhode Island Transportation
Newport is 30 miles (48 km) S of Providence, 17 miles (27 km) SW of Fall River MA.

New England fall foliage tours!


To Newport by Car

The fastest way from New York City, Boston, or other points west or north, is to follow Interstate 95 to US Route 1 to RI Route 138 east across the bridge to Jamestown and then the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge (toll) to Newport (map).

Coming from Cape Cod, Fall River MA or other points east, follow Interstate 195 toward Providence, but turn south on RI Route 114 before reaching Providence, and follow it to Newport.

By Train

Amtrak Northeast Regional trains between Boston and New York City stop in Westerly, West Kingston and Providence RI. Amtrak Acela Express trains stop in Providence. More...

Coming from Boston, leave the train at Providence. From Providence you can take RIPTA Bus 60 or a Peter Pan bus to Newport (see below).

Coming from New York City on an Amtrak Northeast Regional train, leave the train at West Kingston RI. RIPTA Bus 64 connects the West Kingston Amtrak Northeast Regional train station with the Newport Gateway Center in downtown Newport. The bus trip lasts about one hour. More...

By Bus

New York City to Newport

In summer, Adventure Northeast Transportation Service runs buses from New York City to Newport. The buses are publicized as being for the Block Island ferryboats from New London CT, Point Judith and Quonset RI to Block Island, but the buses terminate at Newport, making them a good way just to go from New York City to Newport in about 4 hours. More...

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates two or three buses daily from New York City (Port Authority Bus Terminal) to the Newport Gateway Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue (tel 401-846-1820) (map), but you transfer buses at both Providence and Fall River. The trip takes between 6-1/2 and 7-1/2 hours. More...

Providence to Newport

RIPTA Bus 60 makes the journey between Providence and Newport in less than 1-1/2 hours. More...

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates 4 bus routes on weekdays and 2 on weekends between Providence's Peter Pan Bus Terminal and the Newport Gateway Center. You change buses at Fall River MA. The trip takes between 2-1/2 and 2-3/4 hours. More...

Boston to Newport

Peter Pan Bus Lines also operates 4 buses on weekdays and 2 on weekends between Boston's South Station Transportation Center and the Newport Gateway Center. The trip takes less than 2 hours. More...

By Boat

Block Island Ferry

Interstate Navigation Company operates two Newport to Block Island high-speed ferry trips daily from late June to early September. The swift passenger-only catamaran ferry departs Perotti Park (map) near the Newport Gateway Center. More...

Jamestown - Newport Ferry

Conanicut Marine Services operates the Jamestown Newport Ferry in summer, connecting Newport with its neighboring island and town to the east, Jamestown. Stops include Jamestown Village, Rose Island with its lighthouse, Fort Adams, Waites Wharf on Lower Thames Street, and Perotti Park on America's Cup Avenue near the Newport Gateway Center.

If you take the ferry all the way and back, you'll have a thrifty harbor & islands cruise.

By Plane

Several national and regional airlines fly into T F Green Airport in Warwick RI, south of Providence, 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Newport. From the airport, RIPTA Bus 14 takes you south to the Newport Gateway Center (map) in about one hour. More...

Getting Around Newport

Once you're in Newport you have the challenge of getting around. Parking can be scarce, traffic heavy, some distances long. Here's how to get around in Newport.

Getting Around in Newport

Rhode Island Transport Info

Hotels, Motels, Inns & B&Bs

What to See & Do

About Newport

Providence RI

South County

About Rhode Island

  Paris Girls Secret Society, the new novel by Tom Brosnahan


Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, Newport RI

Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge
to Jamestown island, Newport RI.

Newport Hotels Map

Newport Gateway Center, Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Gateway Center, Newport RI.

FTP on Facebook    
Pinterest    Twitter