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Summertime Travel in RI during COVID-19

Did you know that RIPTA can provide you with a safe, reliable travel option to enjoy some of Rhode Island’s beautiful natural resources?

Our fixed-route service can connect you to a number of places where you can beat the heat. Check out the destinations and routes below.  Click on the links below to view the full schedule. Please remember to observe social distancing, wear your mask and do not go out in public if you are ill.  Your efforts are appreciated and help ensure that we can all have a safe and happy summer.

Lincoln Woods

Route 51 (Twin River/CCRI) and Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket) provide direct service from Kennedy Plaza to Lincoln Woods with its 600-plus acres around Olney Pond.

Rte. 51 Twin River/CCRI

  • Weekday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 30 minutes from 6:10am to 10:30pm.
  • Saturday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 50 minutes from 6:50am to 10:20pm.
  • Sunday and Holidays – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 60 minutes from 7:00am to 10:00pm.

Rte. 54 Lincoln/Woonsocket

  • Weekday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 30 minutes from 6:00am to 12:20am.
  • Saturday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 50 minutes from 6:55am to 11:35pm.
  • Sunday and Holidays – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 60 minutes from 6:30am to 10:30pm.

Narragansett Beach

Route 14 (West Bay) provides direct service from Kennedy Plaza to the town beach.

  • Weekday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 30 to 70 minutes from 5:40am to 6:25pm.
  • Saturday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 3 hours from 9:15am to 3:35pm.

Oakland Beach

Route 3 (Warwick Ave.)  provides service to this inlet beach which is just 10 miles south of Providence. 

  • Weekday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 40 minutes from 6:08am to 6:48pm, then every 80 minutes until 9:28pm.
  • Saturday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 70 minutes from 6:28am to 8:27pm.
  • Sunday and Holidays – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 100 minutes from 7:57am to 7:37pm.

Scarborough, Wheeler and Salty Brine Beaches

Route 66 (URI/Galilee) provides service to the state’s South County beaches.

  • Weekday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 60 minutes from 6:00am to 11:15pm.
  • Saturday – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 60 minutes from 8:15am to 10:15pm.
  • Sunday and Holidays – Trips depart downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza every 60 minutes from 8:15am to 10:15pm.

Please remember to get full schedule details from the “Maps and Schedules” tab on our homepage at www.ripta.com.

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