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Travel from Amtrak station Providence to Newport

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Travel from Amtrak station Providence to Newport

We will arrive to Amtrak Station Providence on November 27 (on Wednesday), around at Noon. I'am looking for a solution to travel from the train station to a Newport's hotel.

We are two people with one foldable wheelchair and one luggage.

I am very grateful for any suggestion.

Thanks

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1. Re: Travel from Amtrak station Providence to Newport

I would depart the train at the Kingston station which is closer to Newport. At that point, you can take the bus or a taxi. Since there are mobility issues, perhaps a taxi is the best option. I don't know the cost....maybe around $50

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2. Re: Travel from Amtrak station Providence to Newport

Are you taking the Acela?? If so, that only stops in Providence?

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We will travel by Amtrak. Would you recommend me a reasonable taxi cab Co. between Providence and Newport?

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4. Re: Travel from Amtrak station Providence to Newport

We already have tickets to Providence. I would like to take a taxi, because of the bad weather. I don't know which taxi cab service works between Providence and Newport.

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5. Re: Travel from Amtrak station Providence to Newport

We take the Acela express.

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The Acela really isn't worth it in this scenario.........much further from Providence to Newport and much more costly. Can you change your ticket?

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7. Re: Travel from Amtrak station Providence to Newport

<http://www.newport-discovery-guide.com/travel-to-newport.html#ByTrain>

Here's a link to the Newport Discovery Guide which gives you info on train travel and reaching Newport.

I use Amtrak all of the time for business and it is very easy to switch your ticket to the regular train. From NYC, you are only saving 5-10 minutes on the Acela since it cannot go fast on much of the northeast corridor.

If I had to do this, I would definitely get off at Kingston and have a car service waiting or use a taxi.

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8. Re: Travel from Amtrak station Providence to Newport

I am happy with my train tickets, because of the bad weather. I travel with my disabled family member. I have no other solution as to order a taxi.Thank you for your answers

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