Travel To Newport RI

There are a number of ways to travel to Newport, depending on where you're coming from and your preferred method of transportation.


Driving Directions
By Air
By Private Aircraft
By Bus
By Train
By Private Boat

Newport RI

Driving Directions

Travel to Newport Rhode Island from:

  • Providence, RI - 34 miles
  • Boston, MA - 71 miles
  • Hartford, CT - 102 miles
  • New York, NY - 180 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA - 277 miles
  • Washington, D.C. - 408 miles

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From Boston and points North

1. Take I-95 south to Route 24 South.

2. At Fall River, MA follow Route 24 South (Fall River/Newport signs) to Route 114 South.

3. Follow 114 South through towns of Portsmouth and Middletown into Newport.

Once you cross into Newport, you'll find yourself on Broadway, heading South. If you want to stop for a drink or a meal before reaching your destination, there are many great Newport Rhode Island restaurants along this route.


From New York and points South

1. Follow I-95 North to exit 3A in Rhode Island.

2. Connect with Route 138 East; follow and connect with Route 1 North.

3. Take Jamestown/Newport Bridge exit on right. Jamestown Bridge leads to the Newport Bridge ($4.00 toll).

Travel to Newport RI

If you're lucky enough to arrive during the day, you'll have a fantastic view of Newport as you cross over the bridge.

If you're heading toward downtown Newport, you'll take the "Scenic Newport" exit on the right, and take a right at the first stop sign.

You'll see Long Wharf Seafood across the street to the left. You can't miss the yellow building and the lobster! Aardvark Antiques is on the right.

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That'll put you on JT O'Connell Highway, heading South.

If you're heading toward the Northern part of Newport, or neighboring Middletown or Portsmouth, you'll stay left on Route 138 until you come to the final exit.

Newport Grand Slots

You'll come off the exit directly in front of Newport Grand Slots, formerly Newport Jai Alai. If you're feeling lucky, stop in and try your luck on the slots or simulcast races, or just enjoy some drinks and a great meal at their Newport Grand Grille.


From Northern Rhode Island (and T.F. Green Airport)

1. Take I-95 South to Route 4 South.

2. At exit 9, Route 4 merges into Route 1 South.

3. Take Jamestown/Newport Bridge exit on right. Jamestown Bridge leads to Newport Bridge ($4.00 toll).

If you're lucky enough to arrive during the day, you'll have a fantastic view of Newport as you cross over the bridge.

If you're heading toward downtown Newport, you'll take the "Scenic Newport" exit on the right, and take a right at the first stop sign. You'll see Long Wharf Seafood across the street to the left. You can't miss the yellow building and the lobster! Aardvark Antiques is on the right.

That'll put you on JT O'Connell Highway, heading South.

If you're heading toward the Northern part of Newport, or neighboring Middletown or Portsmouth, you'll stay left on Route 138 until you come to the final exit.

Newport Grand Slots



You'll come off the exit directly in front of Newport Grand Slots, formerly Newport Jai Alai. If you're feeling lucky, stop in and try your luck on the slots or simulcast races, or just enjoy some drinks and a great meal at their Newport Grand Grille.


By Air

The best way to travel to Newport is to fly into Providence and then take the 30 minute drive south to Newport via I-95.

T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is actually in Warwick, just 8 miles south of Providence and 25 miles north of Newport. It is the 1st state-owned airport in the U.S., and was completely renovated in 1996.

It has been named "New England's Hassle Free Gateway" for good reason.

TF Green Airport Providence RI

T.F. Green is much less congested and has less delays than Logan Airport in Boston. There is also much less traffic to deal with once you leave the airport.

If you haven't already made transportation arrangements, each car rental agency has customer service counters on the lower level, near Garage A.

You might also want to try Cozy Transportation of Newport. In addition to providing car service and car rentals, Cozy has airport shuttles departing the airport between 8am and 10pm year round.

If you make a reservation, they'll even pick you up at midnight. They can be contacted at (401) 846-2500.

If you must fly into Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS), you'll have a drive of about 1 hour and 15 minutes (if traffic isn't bad).


By Private Aircraft

Newport RI Airport

If you plan to travel to Newport by private aircraft, you'll fly into Newport State Airport (UUU), which is 2 miles Northeast of Newport in Middletown.

UUU is owned by the State of Rhode Island's Rhode Island Airport Corporation.

Newport RI Airport

It is managed by Adam Wolff, who can be contacted at:

Newport State Airport
1 Forest Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 846-9400

The airport has 2 runways - 4/22 (2,999 x 75 feet)and 16/34 (2,623 x 75 feet).


By Bus

If you're going to travel to Newport by bus, you must first get to Providence. From Providence you can transfer onto a RIPTA bus that will take you to Newport.

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For more information, call (401) 781-9400.


By Train

If you will travel to Newport by train, you can get as far as either the Providence Station or the Kingston Station.

Providence Station
100 Gaspee St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 727-7388

Kingston Station
1 Railroad Ave
West Kingston, RI 02892
1-800-872-7245

From Providence, you may either arrange car service or take the RIPTA bus service to Newport.

For more information, call (401) 781-9400.

From Kingston, you can arrange car service to Newport with Cozy Transportation by calling (401) 846-2500.


By Private Boat

If you will travel to Newport by private boat, there are many locations for you to dock. Just call ahead to the Newport Harbormaster at (401) 848-6492. Channel 16 VHF.

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