Conveniently located on the College Hill near Downtown Providence, Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design are easily accessible via train(Amtrak and MBTA) and bus (Megabus, Peterpan Bus and Greyhound). Stations are in 10-15 minutes walking distance from Brown and RISD campus and T.F. Green airport is within 15 minutes driving distance.
T. F. Green Airport is about 10 miles south of Providence. Participants may take advantage of the Airport taxi service or Aero Airport Limousine Service. Limousine service costs $11 for a one-way trip. It runs from 5am to 11pm, leaving airport every hour and stops at Brown’s Faunce Arch 27 minutes after the hour.
The Providence Amtrak station is located downtown about a 15 minute walk from the Brown campus. Cabs can also be taken for a low fare, typically around 6 to 8 dollars.
Two train services offered are Amtrak and MBTA. Northeast Regional line of Amtrak runs from Virginia to Boston, passing through Washington D.C., Philadelphia, NYC, New Haven and Providence. MBTA commuter rail runs from Boston South Station to providence in an hour (one-way $8.25). Trains usually run from 5:00/6:00 a.m. in the morning to 12:00/1:00 a.m. at night.
The Providence bus stop is located in the Kennedy Plaza which is also located at downtown providence. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the Brown Campus and cabs can also be taken to campus for a low fare. The two bus services, Peter Pan and Greyhound provide transportation from the Northeast regions to Providence at reasonable prices. Megabus is also a good option when traveling from New York City. Ticket prices may vary but they are usually under $20. Buses usually run during the day from 5:00/6:00 a.m. to 12:00/1:00 a.m. at night.
From the North or South:
From either I-95 South or I-95 North, take Exit 22A, Downtown Memorial Boulevard. At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto College St. Cross the bridge and proceed up the hill following college St. to the end. At the top of the hill, you will see Brown’s Van Wickle Gates. Turn left onto prospect St. At the next light, turn right onto Waterman St.
From the East:
Follow I-195 West until exit 2, South Main St. Travel down South Main St. to the first light. turn right onto College St. At the next stop sign, go straight. At the top of the hill, you will see Brown’s Van Wickle Gates. Turn left onto prospect St. At the next light, turn right onto Waterman St.