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Providence Green Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Providence Green Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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PVD Airport Overview

providence airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Providence T.F. Green International Airport.

What to Expect

Providence Airport (code: PVD) consists of a mid-size terminal with two concourses (North and South), 22 gates, a central airside food court, and a dozen other airside shops and eateries. WiFi is available to help pass the time. If you’re feeling stressed, the airport has a pet therapy program under which you may be greeted by a green-vested puppy who wants to be patted. The airport also contains a free library on the landside for visitors who would like to borrow a book or magazine for their travels, or leave their used copies for other passengers to enjoy. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Providence Airport

A reader (July 2018) tells us that the airport seats are soft but divided with armrests. Massage chairs are also available.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Providence Airport that provide free airport shuttles.

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Providence Airport Warwick – Connected to the terminal by a covered walkway.  Airport shuttle is also available. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Warwick Airport  » Check Rates
  • Best Western Airport Inn  » Check Rates
  • Radisson Hotel Providence Airport  » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Warwick  » Check Rates

To contact the hotels for airport pick-up, use courtesy phones in the ground transportation area.

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Providence Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Escape Lounge – Location: 2nd Floor, near Gate 18 . Hours: 6:00AM – 7:00PM. Lounge Access: Pay at the door.

Military Lounge

  • Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) Military Lounge – This lounge is for military members and veterans and is run by volunteers. Location: Landside, 2nd Floor near the offices. Amenities: WiFi and Cable TV. Hours: 10:00AM – 7:00PM.

Related Pages: Providence Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Providence Airport. Connect to the “Boingo Free WiFi” or “PVD Free WiFi” networks.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Airside, near Gates 8 and 10 • Ticketing Area.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are 3 nursing rooms available equipped with wash area, comfortable seating and electrical sockets. Location: Baggage Claim • Gate 15 • Ticketing area.

Duty Free Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a variety of retail and souvenir shops. All shopping options are located airside.

Food & Drinks – Most food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. 3 options are available Landside, while Airside you will find 4 restaurants/cafes.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport’s information desk. Location: ground level, near the baggage claim. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:45PM.

Library -Take a book or leave a book at the Little Free Library. New and used books and magazines are welcome donations! Location: Lower Level, across Baggage carousel 1 and 2.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Charging stations are available throughout the airport.

Pet Relief – Travelling with a 4 legged companion? Providence Airport has an area for pets to stretch their legs, drink water and take their potty breaks. Location: Airside, North Terminal, across from Ginvea Jewellery.

PVD Pups – Meet Providence Airport’s furry ambassadors! As part of a pet therapy program, trained dogs (and their volunteers) can be found throughout the airport during peak times. Look for the dogs wearing green vests that say “Pet Me”.

Quiet Room – The Hope Reflection room is a quiet room where people of all faiths can find comfort, reflection and worship. Location: Landside, 2nd Floor

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

Airlines

Providence airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Breeze • Delta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Jetblue • Southwest Airlines • Southern Airways • Sun Country Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

Providence Airport is served by Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus routes 1,  14, 20 and 66. Buses 1, 20 and 66 stop at the far end of the commercial road, in front of the airport terminal, and Bus 14 stops at the InterLink transportation hub at 700 Jefferson Blvd..

Peter Pan Bus Lines offer direct service between the airport and central Providence, South Station (Boston) and Logan Airport (Boston).

For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Providence Airport website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are handled in the InterLink transportation hub, connected to the airport terminal by moving walkway. Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Payless • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Best Western Airport Inn   •   Courtyard Providence Warwick   •   Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick Airport   •  Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Providence Airport Warwick   •   Hampton Inn & Suites Providence-Warwick-Airport   •   Holiday Inn Express Warwick/Providence   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Warwick Providence Airport   •   NYLO Providence/Warwick   •   Radisson Hotel Providence Airport.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxis and shared-ride shuttles are available in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Train

Providence Airport is connected to downtown Providence, Providence Train Station, south Rhode Island and the Boston metropolitan areas by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service system. Trains stop at the InterLink transportation hub, located within a short walk from the airport terminal via moving walkway. For system map, schedules and fare information, visit the MBTA website.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.