U.S. & state highways and local roads will get you into RI by carGood interstate and state highways and local roads can easily get you to all corners of the Ocean State on your vacation.
Auto Routes to Newport
From Connecticut, New York and points South and West:
Take Route I-95 North into Rhode Island to Exit 3A (Route 138). Proceed on Route 138 East into Jamestown, and over the Jamestown Bridge. Continue on Route 138 which will take you over the Newport Bridge. The bridge is a toll of $2 each way. On the other side of the bridge, take the first exit and make a right turn at the light at the bottom of the ramp (Farewell Street). Proceed on Farewell Street to the second traffic light and make a right (America's Cup Avenue). America's Cup Avenue goes straight into the heart of Newport. Follow signs to public parking. Note: Route 138 makes several turns between I-95 and the Newport Bridge. Watch signs to make sure you continue on 138 to the bridge.
Alternate Route - Take I-95N to Exit 8A -Route 2 South. Coming off exit ramp move to left and take left turn at the lights onto Route 401. At second light turn right onto entrance ramp for Route 4 South. Take to exit for Route 138 East and follow across bridges to Newport.
From Boston, Northern New England and points North:
From the Boston metro area, take Route 24 south to Route 114. Continue on Route 114 South, which leads straight into downtown Newport. Follow signs to public parking.
Alternate Route - Take I-95S to Exit 8, on the left, onto Route 4 South. Take to exit for Route 138 East and follow across bridges to Newport.
Auto Routes to Blackstone Valley
To reach Woonsocket, the heart of the Blackstone Valley, take I-295 (reachable from I-95N in Warwick or I-95S in Attleboro, MA) to RI Route 146. Follow signs to Woonsocket and the Blackstone Valley.
Auto Routes to Providence
The Providence area is extremely easy to reach by car. No matter from which direction you are coming, Providence is bisected by I-95 and I-195. Here are some important exits to be aware of:
Downtown Providence is right off exits 1 and 2 off I-195, and 21 and 22 on I-95
T.F. Green Airport in Warwick is off exit 13 on I-95
The shopping malls in Warwick are off exit 11 on I-95 and exits 1 and 2 of I-295.