Office of Global Engagement
International Students and Scholars
Spending the night in Providence or need to stay at a hotel until you find a place to live? See our list of partner hotels that offer discounted pricing.

Public Transportation

There are numerous public transportation options within Providence, Rhode Island and the New England area. Due to the expensive nature of purchasing and maintaining a personal vehicle, most students and scholars make extensive use of the public transportation options available below.

RIPTA (RI Public Transportation Authority)

Travel by bus throughout Rhode Island.
Brown University students, faculty and staff ride RIPTA for free; Brown ID required.

Peter Pan Bus Lines

Travel by bus throughout most states in New England and New York

Greyhound Bus Lines

Travel by bus throughout the United States

You may wish to rent a car for a short period of time. Here are the phone numbers for the T.F. Green Airport location of companies from which you can rent a car. There are several locations for each company throughout the Providence area. To find the location nearest you, be sure to call the toll free phone number or check out their website.

Advantage Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-777-5500; Local: 401-736-5272

Alamo Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-327-9633; Local: 401-737-4800

Avis (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-331-1212; Local: 401-736-7500

Budget (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-527-0700; Local: 401-739-8986 

Dollar (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-800-4000; Local: 401-739-8450

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-325-8007; Local: 401-732-5261

Hertz (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-654-3131; Local: 401-738-3550

National Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-227-7368; Local: 401-737-4800

Payless Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-729-5377; Local: 401-736-8503

Thrifty Car Rental (T.F. Green Airport)
1-800-367-2277; Local: 401-732-2000

Zip Car (Cars parked around City of Providence) Requires a membership.

It may difficult to get a taxi in the Providence without calling ahead. Please keep in mind driving after drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited in Rhode Island! Keep the phone numbers of taxi companies handy.

Bay Taxi

Big Daddy Taxi

Dominican Taxi

East Side Taxi

Economy Cab

Gonzales Taxi

Yellow Cab

Airport Express Service

All Occasion Limo

Amtrak - Travel by train throughout the United States.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) - Commuter rail service from Providence that connects to Boston’s subway system.