Directions

The Admissions Office is located on the second floor of Woods-Gerry House at 62 Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02906.

For other locations at RISD, you can find directions via Google Maps or find directions below via air, train, bus, car.

 

Air

T.F. Green Airport (PVD)
www.pvdairport.com
888 268-7222
401 737-8222 

T. F. Green Airport is located about ten miles south of Providence. The most convenient mode of transportation to the campus is by shuttle (Airport Limousine Co.), which leaves the airport on the hour and arrives on campus about 25 minutes later. The airport is also served by the MBTA which runs commuter trains to Providence and Boston, RIPTA bus routes 14 and 20, and taxis.

Logan International Airport (BOS)
www.massport.com/logan-airport
800-23-LOGAN

Logan International Airport is approximately fifty miles north of Providence, and is served by Peter Pan bus company. The ride to Providence takes about ninety minutes.

 

Train

The train terminal is located in downtown Providence, just a short walk from RISD. From there, you can either walk up College Hill to the Admissions Office (about 10 to 15 minutes) or take a cab.

Amtrak
www.amtrak.com
800 USA-RAIL (800 872-7245)

MBTA Commuter Rail Service (from Boston to Providence via the Attleboro/Stoughton Line)
www.mbta.com
800 392-6100

 

Bus

The Peter Pan bus terminal is located just north of downtown, and provides free shuttle service to Kennedy Plaza, the downtown bus terminal. From there, you can either walk up College Hill to the Admissions Office (about 10 to 15 minutes) or take a bus or cab to campus.

Peter Pan
www.peterpanbus.com
401 751-8800 (toll-free 888 751-8800)

Greyhound
www.greyhound.com
800 229-9424
+1 402 330-8552 (international areas without toll-free access)
800 752-4841 (assistance for passengers with disabilities)
800 345-3109 (TDD)

MegaBus
MegaBus provides a lower cost express service between Providence and New York City
us.megabus.com
877 GO2-MEGA (462-6342)

RIPTA
For information on public transportation within Rhode Island, including buses, trolleys and the Providence/Newport water ferry service, visit www.ripta.com. RIPTA buses are free to RISD ID holders.

 

Car

From the north or south: From either I-95 South or I-95 North, take Exit 22A, Downtown, Memorial Boulevard. Proceed straight through the first three sets of traffic lights and enter the left-hand turn lane as you approach the fourth set of lights. Take a left over the bridge and proceed up the hill along Waterman Street to the third intersection. Turn left onto Prospect Street and proceed through the intersection with Angell Street. Woods-Gerry House is the next block, on the left.

From the east: Follow I-195 West to exit 2, South Main Street. Travel down South Main Street to the first light. Turn right onto College Street. At the next stop sign, go straight up the hill. Turn left onto Prospect Street and proceed through the intersections with Waterman and Angell streets. Woods-Gerry House is the next block, on the left.

From the northwest: Follow Route 146 to I-95 South. Once on I-95 South, follow the directions above (from the North and South).

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Students often need to double up to transport large canvases, especially when it’s windy along the riverwalk in front
of the RISD Auditorium.