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  • Transportation Guide: Taxis, Buses and Shuttles and Additional Services

  • We will gladly call a taxi for you. Please inquire at the information desk in the lobbies of the Zecchino Pavilion (main building), Jane Brown or APC Building.


    Buses stop at the entrance to the Zecchino Pavilion (main building) about every 20 minutes until 6 p.m., and then approximately every 45 to 50 minutes until 11:07 p.m. Bus service to the hospital begins at 5:55 a.m. and ends at 10:59 p.m. RIPTA bus schedules are available at the main information desk.

    • Bus #1 (Eddy-City Line) and #1A (Eddy-Gaspee plateau) travel from the city to Rhode Island Hospital and continue south into Cranston and Warwick.
    • Bus #42 (Hope Tunnel/Providence) travels from Warwick and Cranston to Rhode Island Hospital and continues to Providence and Pawtucket.
    • Bus #3 and #33 (East Providence to Warwick) travels from East Providence (Shaw's/Willet Ave) through Riverside and Providence to Warwick (Warwick Neck/Barton Ave).

    Other routes may also include a stop at Rhode Island Hospital. For more information on bus routes and fares, call RIPTA at 401-781-9400 or visit the RIPTA website.

    Additional Services

    • Free Shuttle Service
      Courtesy vans run from the public lots to hospital entrances and stop regularly at shelters in the parking lots from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you would like to call for the hospital courtesy van, please ask the parking attendant. Of course, if someone else is driving, you can be dropped off and picked up at the entrance to your building. You will find chairs conveniently located inside the entrances.
    • Security Services
      A security escort is available 24 hours a day by calling 401-444-5221. For your protection, all Rhode Island Hospital parking lots are equipped with lighting, surveillance equipment, security patrols and "help" buttons on light poles. Security can help start a dead car battery and open car doors if you locked keys inside. Ask the parking attendant to call security if you need assistance.
    • Loaner Umbrellas
      On rainy days, the parking attendant can loan a courtesy umbrella to patients and visitors.