Transportation to PODC 2001 in Newport

The best way to reach the PODC'2001 site by air is via Providence airport (PVD). The table below summarizes transportation from this airport and also from Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK) airports. You should plan your flight so that you arrive at your destination airport well ahead of the last bus departure (as given in the second column of the table) otherwise you may not be able to reach Newport the same day/night. International travelers should take into account the possibly time consuming passport control and baggage claim procedures. Following the table, we give detailed descriptions of the trips from the airports to Newport that are summarized in the table. These details are provided as an example and you can configure your trip to arrive in Newport much earlier than the time given in the third column of the table. Every effort have been made to ensure accuracy of information contained in this document. However we cannot guarantee its correctness. Please share your comments with us at

Airport name     Latest departure from the airport     Arrival in Newport     Cost one way     Trip duration    
PVD Sunday August 26, 11:40pm 12:30am $15 45m
BOS Sunday August 26, 9pm 11:35pm $22 2h 30m
JFK Sunday August 26, 3:45pm 10:53pm $46 7h

PVD Providence airport to Newport by a bus in 45 minutes
When you arrive at the airport call the Cozy Airport Shuttle at 1-800-846-1502 or 1-401-846-2500 and make a reservation. Ask to be dropped off at the Hotel Viking at 1 Bellevue Avenue (PODC'01 conference site ). The shuttle will pick you up from outside of the airport terminal. Shuttles run about once every hour until midnight. The ride takes 45 minutes. The cost is $15 each way. Alternatively you can try other options .

BOS Boston airport to Newport by two buses in 2h30
The trip has two steps: first you take a DART bus, then a Bonanza bus. Step 1: BOS airport -> Boston. In front of the lower level of any terminal building of the airport there is a bus stop of the Logan DART shuttle bus. Take the bus to South Station Bus Terminal at 700 Atlantic Ave., Boston. The service runs from Sunday to Friday (no service on Saturday) every 15 minutes from 6am to 8pm. The trip takes 15-20 minutes and they drop you off at gate 25 of South Station Bus Terminal. The fare one way is $5 - buy ticket on the bus. More information here . Alternatively you can take a taxi from the airport to the bus terminal. Step 2: Boston -> Newport. Take Bonanza Bus form South Station Bus Terminal gates 14-17, towards Newport. Get off after about 1h35m ride at Newport Gateway Center at 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport. The last bus on Sunday is at 10:00pm, see schedule . The fare one way is $16.75. Now you can walk to the hotel (0.8km).

JFK New York to Port Authority Bus Terminal by a bus 1h 15m
When at the airport find Ground Transportation office by following signs. The office will arrange for you a direct shuttle bus from JFK to Port Authority Bus Terminal at 625 8th Avenue, New York. See examples of companies that run these buses. The cost is about $13, and the travel takes about 1h 15m depending on traffic. Alternatively you can take a more complex but cheaper trip that has two steps and which duration is much less prone to traffic: first you take a bus, then subway. Step 1: JFK -> Howard Beach by bus in 10 minutes. In front of any terminal building of the airport there is a bus stop of a bus that goes to the Howard Beach subway station. The bus is also called the Long-Term Parking Lot Bus as the Long-Term Parking Lot is collocated with the Howard Beach subway station. This bus departs every about fifteen minutes from all JFK terminals, and the ride is for free. Step 2: Howard Beach station -> Port Authority Bus Terminal by subway in 1h10m. Walk from the place where the bus dropped you off to the platform (about 200m) of train "A" heading towards Manhattan. Before you enter the platform there is a booth that sells subway tokens. Get one at $1.5. The ride takes about 70 minutes. Get off the subway at a stop called 42 St (the next after 34th Street). See map . You will need to walk for about 300m through tunnels to Port Authority Bus Terminal. The entire alternative trip should take less than 2h. This combined bus & subway route is also described here .

Port Authority Bus Terminal to Providence by bus in 4h
Take Bonanza bus from gate 17 south wing, Port Authority Bus Terminal, at 5:30pm. You will arrive in Providence at 9:15pm. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Kennedy Plaza (first stop in Providence) at Washington Street, next to Providence BILTMORE Hotel. Do not go to the main terminal at One Bonanza Way. One way ticket costs $32.25 and it is sold in Bonanza ticket office at Port Authority Bus Terminal. See schedules one and two . You can also try Greyhound bus lines that run more frequent and more expensive service from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Providence.

New York, Penn. Station to Providence by train in 3h
An alternative to going from New York City to Providence by bus it to take a train. Take Amtrak train from New York-Penn. Station (Pennsylvania Station) at the intersection of 31st Street and 7th Avenue. The journey takes from 3h to 3h 30m, and cost varies from $88 to $65 one way. See schedules here . Get off at the Providence railway station at 100 Gaspee Street . From there you can continue to Newport by bus (the bus terminal is about 500 meters away from the railway station at Kennedy Plaza, see below), or take a taxi from the station directly to Newport.

Providence to Newport by bus in 1h 10m
Take bus number 60 run by RIPTA from Kennedy Plaza towards Newport. Get off after about 1h10m ride at the last stop at Newport Gateway Center at 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport. Last bus on Sundays is at 10:45PM, see route and schedule . The fare one way is $1.25. Now you can walk to the hotel (0.8km). You can also try a ferry ride from Providence to Newport. Last ferry on Sundays is at 9:10pm, journey takes 1h25m.

For additional information visit Newport transportation here , or here . Also visit airport ground transportation websites: TF Green (PVD, Providence), Logan (BOS, Boston), Kennedy (JFK, New York City), Newark (EWR, New Jersey), LaGuardia (LGA, New York City), and Bradley (BDL, Hartford).

When going to Newport by car find directions to the hotel location .

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