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getting here

Our destination is conveniently located in the heart of New England. Visit us by car, train, bus or boat.

We’re accessible from all major public transportation hubs in the region, including Boston and New York which we are conveniently sandwiched between. Once you arrive, our downtown is best discovered on foot.

Download our official Discover Newport map.
 

PARKING

Throughout the city you’ll find a mix of public parking lot, private parking lots, “pay and display” parking lots, metered parking (most meters take credit cards) and if you’re lucky, a few select free parking zones. Here’s your complete guide to parking locations, costs and restrictions
 

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

For handicapped accessible information within the state of Rhode Island, visit access-ri.org
 

NEWPORT & PROVIDENCE FERRY

A seasonal convenient and luxurious way to get to Newport from Providence. The Newport & Providence Ferry is a quick 1-hour ferry ride filled with 360-views and full-service amenities. For more information, visit seastreak.com
 

AMTRAK CONNECTION

Kingston, RI (KIN): Connections to Newport, RI: Van/car service is available to Newport, RI. Call (401) 295-1100 for information and reservations (required).

Providence, RI (PVD): Complimentary shuttle bus service between the Providence train station, convention center, downtown, and the Providence to Newport ferry terminal, open seasonally, when booking Amtrak directly to Newport, RI.

Once you’ve had your fill of the city, trade the excitement and buzz for sea breeze and serenity in our coastal enclave.
 

NYC TO NEWPORT: THREE HOURS
PROVIDENCE TO NEWPORT: 30-MINUTES
BOSTON TO NEWPORT: ONE HOUR
 
DISTANCE FROM…
  • Boston, MA: 70 miles
  • Concord, NH: 149 miles
  • Hartford CT: 100 miles
  • New York City: 175 miles
  • Montpelier, VT: 261 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA: 275 miles
  • Portland, ME: 178 miles
  • Washington, DC: 403 miles

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