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Arrival, information and city transport

T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, nine miles south of Providence, connects to all major US cities. The Amtrak station (t 1-800/USA-RAIL) is in a domed building at 100 Gaspee St; here you can also catch the commuter rail to Boston (1hr; t 617/222-3200). Greyhound (t 1-800/231-2222) and Peter Pan (t 1-888/343-9999) buses stop downtown at the Kennedy Plaza hub.

The well-stocked Visitors’ Center, in the rotunda lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St (Mon–Sat 9am–5pm; t 401/751-1177 or t 1-800/233-1636), provides maps and brochures. The Rhode Island Historical Society, 110 Benevolent St (t 401/331-8575, w http://www.rihs.org) leads walking tours through the city.

There is good bus transport within the city, provided by RIPTA ($1.75, tickets sold on board; t 401/781-9400, w http://www.ripta.com), which has a hub at Kennedy Plaza.

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