Ground Transportation

If you are coming to The University of Rhode Island from Boston or New York, the following information will help you navigate by train or bus.

FROM BOSTON

BY TRAIN

You can take an Amtrak Train from Boston South Station to Kingston, Rhode Island (KIN). It takes about 1 hour. You are recommended to reserve a train ticket earlier, if possible, to reduce the price. Here is the Amtrak website for reservation: https://www.amtrak.com/home.

Email or call the Center ahead of time to request a pick up from the Kingston Amtrak Train Station with your train arrival information. URI is 5 minutes away from KIN station. With advance notice someone from Summer Institute will meet you at the Kingston train station to transport you to your dormitory.

BY BUS

You may take a bus from Boston South Station to Providence, Rhode Island. When you arrive in Providence at the Kennedy Plaza Bus Station, take RIPTA Bus # 66 to The University of Rhode Island. It takes about 1 hour from Providence Kennedy Plaza Bus Station to URI.

Contact the Center via email to let us know the time of arrival at the URI bus circle and someone will meet you there to transport you to your dormatory. We DO NOT pick up from Providence.

FROM NEW YORK CITY

BY TRAIN

You may take the Amtrak train from New York Penn Station to Kingston, Rhode Island Station (KIN). It takes approximately 3 1/2 hours from New York to Kingston, Rhode Island. You may get a discounted train ticket if you reserve a ticket early. Here is the Amtrak website for reservations: https://www.amtrak.com/home.

Email or call the Center ahead of time to request a pick up from the Kingston Amtrak Train Station with your train arrival information. URI is 5 minutes away from KIN station. With advance notice someone from Summer Institute will meet you at the Kingston Train Station to transport you to your dormitory.

BY BUS

You may either take a Greyhound bus from Port Authority Train Station or the Mega Bus from New York City to Providence, Rhode Island.

For the Mega Bus you have to reserve a bus ticket ahead of time. Here is the website for Mega Bus reservations: https://us.megabus.com/.  It takes about 4 hours by bus from New York City to Providence, Rhode Island. When you arrive in Providence at the Kennedy Plaza Bus Station, take RIPTA Bus # 66 to The University of Rhode Island. It takes about 1 hour from Providence Kennedy Plaza Bus Station to URI.

Contact the Center via email to let us know the time of arrival at the URI bus circle and someone will meet you there to transport you to your dormatory. We DO NOT pick up from Providence.

 

 

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