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