The Block Island Ferry
Based in Port Judith (in the town of Galilee), the Block Island Ferry is operated by the Interstate Navigation Company. The ferries carry walk-on passengers, passenger vehicles, commercial trucks, and shipping freight. Passengers can choose between traditional ferries (trip times are discussed below) or high-speed ferries, which cut the travel times significantly.
Ports served by the Block Island Ferry include Block Island, Galilee, Newport, Providence (seasonal), and New London, Connecticut. The year-round service from State Pier in Galilee to Block Island takes about one hour and ten minutes. Once-a-day service, from June to September, is offered from India Point in Providence, with a stop in Newport. The trip takes about four hours. From New London, Connecticut, there is once-a-day service to Block Island from mid-June to mid-September. The trip takes about two hours.
T.F. Green Airport
Providence's T.F. Green Airport (PVD) bills itself as the "Hassle-Free Gateway to New England," and this is true. Providence lies between Boston and New York City, so anyone wanting to visit New England can avoid the overcrowded airports in those other cities by flying into this small airport. T.F. Green Airport is about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southwest of downtown Providence, just off Interstate 95. Most of the major American carriers serve Providence. Other than service to Canada, there are no international flights into Providence, so anyone coming from Europe, Asia, or South America would have to fly into Boston or New York City.
Airlines serving T.F. Green Airport: Air Canada, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, jetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, and US Airways.
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The way to fly ...
UPDATE: There is a new route to baggage claim which eases the congestion at security. And Gate 9 still houses the Chicago flights on United as it did the American ones before AA stopped flying to PVD. T.F. Greene Airport in Providence is a pleasant, well-organized one, even with the new security measures.
Folks who can, often use PVD rather than Boston or Hartford.
Driving on Route 1
Route 1 in Southern Rhode Island will efficiently take you to the beaches, salt pond, Newport, and Block Island Ferry. All signs are clearly marked to your destination. Also Mystic CT is easily accessible off of I95 right outside of RI.Related to:
- Road Trip
Back Yard Air-Port
The Reversers were just put on. Really loud even being across the street and in front of the plane. I like watching planes. There are always a few people hanging along one of the RUN-WAYS to watch the planes come and go.
In-Coming Over Warwick!
That plane just flew over my neighbors house! Thats the direction of the SHORT RUN-WAY. GREEN STATE AIRPORT.
When you make your REVS, you say PROVIDENCE. But it's really in the middle of WARWICK. I was just playing around with my new PENTAX last summer. They want to make the runways longer. Don't see the point. Not nearly as busy as before 9/11!
Hope they don't.
There are numerous alternative...
There are numerous alternative transportation options in this small state. An extensive myriad of bicycle paths, ferries, trains and short-hop airlines will get you around with minimal inconvenience.
Voted as the 'Best Place to Pop the Question', there is even a group of authentic Venetian gondolas operating in downtown Providence! Make reservations early. ($$$) (http://www.gondolaRI.com)
Here is a photo of the annual Air National Guard airshow at Quonset Point, a large attraction.
Get there however you want,...
Get there however you want, but once you're there, DRIVE. Just take a drive, who cares if you came to visit one town in particular...get out and drive. Trust me, you will run into something amazing. If you're into photography, you will find a shot that is a million to one. If not, it will be like watching a movie; the scenery constantly changes, and always takes you by surprise.
Trains, boats, planes, and...
Trains, boats, planes, and cars.
Automobile if you are traveling all over the state. If you are going to Newport, you really don't need a car. You can call Newport Limousine or visit their web site at:http://www.newportlimo.net/
I believe this is some kind of CARGO, or MAIL carrying plane. Can't make out the name on the side. There is a globe on the tail.
Anyway, it's here, I watched, I'm done.
no no no... Getting Away:...
no no no... Getting Away: sailing! well, maybe it's not the fastest way to come back to europe but for sure makes you appreciate some unusual feelings!
Rhode Island Hotels
The Hotel Viking opened in May 1926, and the two wings of rooms were added in the 1960s and 1970s....more
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