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NYC to Newport - No Car

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NYC to Newport - No Car

We'd like to spend a couple of days in Newport, RI when we are in NYC but don't want to rent a car. What's the best way to Newport without a car? I've seen suggestions to use Amtrak from Penn Station to Kingston or Providence then taxi or train into Newport. Which station is the easier stop? Are taxis waiting at the train station or do we need to call ahead and arrange? Or is the bus the best option.

While we are price sensitive, ease is important as well.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: NYC to Newport - No Car

Kingston is closer and you would be dependent on RIPTA bus service or taxi. There are probably taxis waiting. Unless you'd want to stop off and see some of beautiful Providence too.

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Thank you!

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In case this is helpful information for others, just wanted to follow-up to let other readers know there weren't any taxis available at the Kingston station when we arrived. If you want a taxi you'll have to call for one. There are flyers for various services at the train station.

We took the RIPTA bus and it was very easy. The Kingston station is the starting point for the route to Newport so the bus was at the stop exactly as scheduled and the last stop of the route is the Newport Visitor's center so you can't miss when to get off. Fare was $2 for one ride, but you can also buy a pass for $6 that is good for 24 hours. You will need to have exact fare as the bus will not make change.

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Good to know, thx. -aka hillside

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5. Re: NYC to Newport - No Car

Also for anybody that is looking, MEGABUS just started summer service to/from NYC and Newport on Fridays and Sundays.

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