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Local Public Transportation in Providence

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides public transportation in the Providence area and across the state. Trip Planner.

Cash fare for buses & trolleys is $2; 1-day, 7-day, and 15-ride passes are available. Detailed fare information.

Trolleys

RIPTA Green Line Trolleys service downtown Providence’s central district. The 92 Green Line carries passengers from Federal Hill on the west, to the Eastside Marketplace on the east through downtown Providence. Major attractions along the line include Kennedy Plaza, the Convention Center, the Dunkin Donuts Center, Restaurant Row, and the Thayer Street shopping district.

Trolley hours are 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM Sunday. The green line runs every twenty minutes.

Buses

T.F. Green Airport Inbound Service – Route number 20
Service from T.F. Green Airport to Providence-Kennedy Plaza

T.F. Green Airport Outbound Service – Route number 14
Service from Providence-Kennedy Plaza to T.F. Green Airport

Kennedy Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Providence and is a short distance to all the hotels and Rhode Island Convention Center.

Accessibility on RIPTA

All RIPTA buses and trolleys are equipped with:

  • The capability to kneel or lower to make boarding easier.
  • Lifts (on high-floor buses) or ramps (on low-floor buses).
  • Two securement areas for wheeled mobility devices.
  • Destination signs that are bright and easy to read.
  • Priority seating areas near the front of the bus.

Service animals are always welcome on RIPTA vehicles and property.

How to Ride Guide (PDF)

Commuter Rail

Providence Station in Central Providence is also a terminus for one of the commuter rail lines operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in Greater Boston. Trips from Providence to downtown Boston's South Station are $10 (subject to change).

Boston-Providence-TF Green commuter rail schedule

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Last updated on Monday, March 10, 2014.

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