Transfer to/from Providence airport (PVD)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Providence airport (PVD)

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Providence airport (PVD)

Bus - Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) (Tel +1 401 781 9400 / 800 244 0444) operates several services from opposite the terminal, with a fare of USD2.00. Lines 1 and 20 run to Cranston, Providence and Warwick. Line 14 heads for East Greenwich, Narragansett, Newport, North Kingstown, Providence and Warwick. Route 8 leaves from the InterLink facility, next to the enclosure, and goes to Providence and Warwick. Bus 66 travels to Kingston, Narragansett, Providence, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Warwick and Wickford Junction. At Kennedy Plaza Station, in the city centre, there are buses to most cities in the state.
On the other hand, Peter Pan Bus Lines (Tel +1 800 343 9999) provides direct services to Providence, Logan Airport and South Station, in Boston, with connections to Barnstable, Bourne, Fall River, Falmouth, Hyannis, Woods Hole, Springfield, Worcester and Hartford.
Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry Shuttle (Tel +1 401 737 2868) connects the airport with Vineyard Fast Ferry, in North Kingstown.

 
 
Train - MBTA (Tel +1 800 392 6100) links the airport with Wickford Junction, in South Rhode Island, and downtown Providence, Attleboro, Boston (Back Bay and South Stations), Canton Junction, Mansfield, Sharon and South Attleboro. Tickets to the city centre cost USD3.25 and journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
In the station situated in downtown Providence you can catch trains from Amtrak (Tel +1 800 872 7245) to Boston, Kingston Station, Westerly and several locations in Connecticut.

Taxi - Cabs provided by Airport Taxi & Limousine Service (Tel +1 401 737 2868). The trip to downtown Providence takes around 15 minutes.

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.