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Beach Bus Service

Below is a summary of RIPTA routes that offer access to some of Rhode Island’s beaches.

The Route 66 Express Beach Bus provides direct service to Scarborough, Wheeler and Salty Brine beaches from Woonsocket, Cranston, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Downtown Providence, and North Providence. Service will run on weekends and holidays beginning Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, August 21, 2022.

A new Route 68 (CCRI/Memorial Blvd./First Beach) serves First Beach in Newport.

Route 69 (Narragansett/Galilee) provides access to South County Beaches 7 days a week every hour. Passengers traveling from Providence can ride Route 66 to URI and transfer to Route 69.

Route 14 (West Bay) provides regular, year-round weekday and limited Saturday service from Kennedy Plaza to Narragansett Beach.  

Route 3 (Oakland Beach) provides access to Oakland Beach in Warwick 7 days a week.  

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket) provides access to Lincoln Woods 7 days a week. 

The Narragansett/South Kingstown Flex Zone provides 7 Day service to Narragansett, Roger Wheeler and Salty Brine beaches, while the South Aquidneck Zone serves Easton’s Beach in Newport Mondays through Saturdays. 

In addition to riding one of the many routes that provides beach service, passengers are encouraged to use our ride-sharing service to carpool to the beach. Visit for details.

Need help planning your trip to the beach?

Click here to use our Trip Planner or contact our Customer Service team at 401-784-9500 x2012 or

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