RI Transportation Infrastructure Advantages | Air, Land & Sea


Rhode Island’s location along the Northeast I-95 corridor means easy access to major metropolitan areas. You can reach Boston in under 45 minutes, and New York City in under three hours; nearby airports and shipping terminals serve international markets.


Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport: Voted one of the most convenient airports in the country, Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport is also one of America’s fastest-growing airports, routinely securing new routes to in-demand destinations. It is also the third-largest airport in New England continuously adding new direct flights such as Nashville, Los Angeles, Savannah, Norfolk and many more for your convenience. Offering easy and affordable parking options and rental car services.

Boston Logan International Airport: Just a 45-minute drive from Rhode Island, Boston Logan flies to hundreds of destinations nationally and internationally.


Train: Rhode Island’s rail system serves both high-speed Amtrak trains and Boston’s MBTA commuter rail.

  • 35 minutes to Boston by Amtrak Acela from Providence Amtrak Station, with more than 40 trains daily between Providence and Boston.
  • 2.5 hours to New York City by Acela, with more than 20 daily trains between Providence and New York City.
  • Pawtucket-Central Falls, just north of Providence, is building a $50 million Amtrak and commuter rail station.

Car: I-95, the main north-south interstate for the east coast, runs through Rhode Island. To strengthen the long-term reliability of Rhode Island’s roadway infrastructure, the state has made a significant investment of $4.7 billion over 10 years to improve roads and bridges.

Bike: An impressive array of bike paths winds through Providence’s urban core, and connects significant portions of the state. A recent bond allocated $10M to enhance our green economy and included the statewide expansion, creation, and maintenance of bike paths, which employees can use as commuting and leisure options. Click here for more information on recreational biking in Rhode Island.


Ferry: Ferry transportation is available between Providence and Newport.

Port of Davisville: The Port of Davisville is Rhode Island’s premier public port and gateway to markets throughout New England. Strategically located near the mouth of Narragansett Bay, Davisville is one of the top ports handling auto imports and frozen seafood along the US East Coast. With its 150 MT mobile harbor crane, Davisille is also a leading marine highway terminal, and is ideally equipped and situated to enable energy companies to participate in offshore projects from Cape Cod to New Jersey.

ProvPort: One of the busiest ports in America’s northeast, ProvPort is a privately owned deep water port located in Providence along the Providence River.