Getting Around/Newport Rhode Island Map

Getting around can be tricky without a Newport Rhode Island map. So let me guide to the best

accomodations, restaurants and attractions. Then use the info on this page to get around.

Car Rental
Bicycle/Scooter Rental
Limo Service
Taxi Service
Bus Service
Public Restrooms
Gas Stations

The Newport Gateway Transportation and Visitors Center is a great place to start. Located at 23 America's Cup Avenue (across from Cardines Field and next to the Marriott hotel), this is the place to catch a bus or cab, and get a lot more information about Newport.

rhode island map

In Newport, the best mode of transportation is actually your feet. It's much better to explore Newport on foot rather than drive around, for a few reasons:

  • You don't really know your way around yet
  • The traffic can be a hassle in the Spring and Summer
  • As you walk around, you'll be entering and exploring countless shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and bars

Fortunately, the majority of Newport's hotels, bed and breakfasts, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars are all within walking distance of each other.

Why waste your valuable vacation time in the car, when you could be discovering more of Newport on foot?

Besides, the walking will help you work off the many calories you're sure to consume in our many amazing waterfront restaurants!

Newport Rhode Island Waterfront Walk


If you do drive around Newport, the best advice I can give you is to take your time. The speed limit is 25 mph throughout most of the city. In the downtown area, you should play it safe and go about 20 mph.

There are many narrow, one-way streets in Newport. These streets will be full of pedestrians, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters and other tourists who are unfamiliar with the area.

Thames Street Newport Rhode Island

As long as you take your time and drive defensively, you'll be fine. But do beware of:

  • One-way streets
  • Narrow streets
  • Bicycles
  • Scooters
  • Skateboarders
  • Rollerbladers
  • Pedestrians crossing or walking in the streets without looking
  • Impatient locals honking their horn at you for going too slow
If you enjoy listening to the radio while driving around, check out this list of Rhode Island Radio Stations. Why frustrate yourself scanning the dial, when you can just go directly to the station you like?

Newport Car Rentals

Hertz Car Rental
105 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-1645

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Middletown/Newport
70 West Main Rd, Middletown, RI
(401) 849-3939

Thrifty Car Rental
707 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI
(401) 846-3200

Avis Rent-A-Car - Middletown
170 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI
(401) 846-1694

Bicycle/Scooter Rental

Segway of Newport
438 Thames Street
Open 9-6 Mon-Sat and 9-5 Sun
segway of newport

Scooters of Newport
476 Thames St, Newport, RI

newport ri scooter rentals

Scooter World
9 Christies Landing, Newport, RI
Open 9am to 7pm daily, weather permitting.

newport ri scooter rentals

Newport RI Limo Service

Rock Star Limo
(401) 619-3000

Leisure Limousine
401-683-2683 or 401-439-5257

Cozy Transportation
129 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-2500

Taxi Service

Orange Cab
312 Connell Highway, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 841-0030
newport ri taxi

Cozy Cab
129 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-2500

Bus Service

RIPTA (RI Public Transportation Authority)
(401) 781-9400
Newport RI transportation


The following maps are not only extremely cool, but most of the CitiMaps are printable also, so you can take them with you as you explore the city. ResortMaps is simply the coolest map ever!

So check them out, print them out and use them to get around when you come visit the "City by the Sea".

CitiMaps - Printable Newport Rhode Island maps

ResortMaps - The coolest Newport map ever

Parking Lots

Newport RI public parking

The city strictly enforces its parking regulations during the busy seasons, so make sure you're parked legally.

There is some metered parking in certain areas, but you'll be lucky to find an empty spot.

Check out the Newport Rhode Island map below to find the locations of the various parking lots around the city.

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Public Restrooms

Unfortunately, nature calls sometimes. On those occasions, it is helpful if you know where the nearest restroom is!

Check out the Rhode Island map below to find the locations of the various public restrooms around the city.

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Gas Stations

Check out the Rhode Island map below to find the locations of the various gas stations around the city.

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Newport Mansions

Here's a quick way to find your way to all of the Newport Mansions.

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We hope these maps of Newport Rhode Island are helpful to you as you discover our beautiful city!

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