Is RIPTA offering free transportation to and from vaccination sites? Yes, we are offering free transportation for our fixed-route and RIde passengers. Click here for more information.
Did you know that many vaccination sites in the State are accessible via public transportation? RIPTA has put together the following information to assist people who may want to take the bus to their vaccination appointment. For the most detailed directions, passengers should enter their travel information in the easy-to-use trip planner available on our home page www.ripta.com to see which routes work best for them. The website also provides detailed route schedules and maps. Please note that to reach some of these locations via bus, you will need to walk from the nearest bus stop to your destination.
Also, please remember that you must first make an appointment for your vaccine, and follow all applicable rules and instructions provided with your appointment confirmation. People who are sick should not be leaving home and face coverings are required on the bus. This site, https://covid.ri.gov/vaccination/covid-19-vaccine-faqs, has answers to questions about the vaccination process, and people can click here to book an appointment. Below is a sampling of vaccination sites and the RIPTA routes they are served by. New locations are sometimes added by the state and there are private options available through participating pharmacies. For more information on public and private locations, please visit https://bit.ly/3wihOL2.
1 LaSalle Square,
This site is about a 6-minute walk from Kennedy Plaza. All RIPTA Routes operating to and from downtown Providence provide service to Kennedy Plaza. For a direct connection to the site, passengers can take Route 27 or Route 28 OUTBOUND from Kennedy Plaza. They may also take Route 92 WESTBOUND from the Plaza.
100 Sockanosset Cross Road
This site is serviced by Route 21 and Route 22 from Providence.
1400 West Main Road
This site is serviced by Routes 63 and 60 and is accessible from both the Providence and Newport areas.
1500 Diamond Hill Road (former Sears building located in the Walnut Hill Plaza)
This site is serviced by Route 87 from the downtown Woonsocket area, and by Route 54 connecting to Route 87 from the greater Providence area.
132 Fairgrounds Road
This site is serviced by Routes 62 and 66 from the greater Providence area.