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Providence is in New England, 50 miles south of Boston, and is easily reachable by bus or train from Boston and NY. The Providence airport, T. F. Green, is about fifteen minutes away from Brown University and downtown Providence. International conference attendees should consider flying into Boston and taking the airport bus to Providence. Domestic US attendees should consider flying either into Boston or directly into Providence. The Providence airport is not only convenient, but often sports very reasonable fares.
International visitors - Logan Airport (Boston) is the closest international airport to Brown. Bonanza Bus Lines runs an hourly bus service between Logan and downtown Providence (see their fares and schedules page). When you arrive in Providence (Kennedy Plaza), you can catch a cab to Brown - which sits a half mile east, atop College Hill.
Domestic visitors - T. F. Green Airport (Warwick, just outside of Providence) has recently been expanded and renovated. Among the airlines flying into Green are:
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Van shuttle service (at $9 one way, leaving hourly, on the hour) to the Biltmore hotel, the Westin, and Brown University is available at the airport, as is car rental information.
Providence is on the Boston-Washington Amtrak line. For schedules and pricing see Amtrak's web site.
From the north (Boston) - Take route 95 south to 195 East. Get off the highway at exit 2 (Wickenden Street). At the light at the end of the exit ramp, turn left under the overpass onto Wickenden and go to the second light (Brook Street). Turn left onto Brook Street and proceed north for seven blocks. After seven blocks, turn left onto Charlesfield and, a block later, turn onto Thayer. Right onto Thayer will take you towards the CIT (the conference site). Left will take you past the Thayer Street Quad.
From the south (Connecticut) - Take route 95 north to 195 East. Take exit 2, and proceed as above ("from the north").
From the east (Fall River) - Take 195 west to exit 3. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Gano Street. Go four blocks north to Power Street. Take a left onto Power Street, and head west six blocks to Thayer Street. Turn right - one block ahead is the Thayer Street Quad. Farther up ahead is the CIT.
From the northwest (Springfield) - Take the Mass Pike to exit 10 (Auburn). Follow signs to Providence; take 146 south to 95 south. Take 95 to 195, and head onto Wickenden, as described above ("from the north").
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