Transportation and Hotels
Getting around Brown by bike, car, or bus and where to spend the night.
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.
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.
Big Daddy Taxi
East Side Taxi
Airport Express Service
All Occasion Limo