Cheap Flights to Providence

Providence overview

Providence is Rhode Island's tiny capital city that packs a lot of punch. Thanks to Rhode Island’s proximity between Massachusetts and Connecticut, Providence is a quick one-hour drive from Boston or Hartford. Home to Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, the famous Rhode Island WaterFire events and one of the best Italian neighbourhoods in New England, Providence packs a lot of activity into a small space.

Flights to Providence arrive at TF Green International Airport, although many travelers might find cheaper Providence flights via Boston’s Logan Airport or Hartford’s Bradley International Airport. Once you’re in Providence however, the options are endless. Take in a Pawtucket Red Sox game (the Boston Red Sox’s minor league division) or catch a concert at the newly renovated Dunkin Donuts Convention Center. If your flight to Providence falls during the summer, enjoy the famous Providence WaterFire displays while dining at one of the many riverfront restaurants.

It’s likely you’ll meet a few budding entrepreneurs and aspiring artists on your Providence flight; the city is home to 12 colleges and universities, keeping the energy youthful and the nightlife buzzing.

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Providence climate

Providence's climate varies based on the seasonal changes, moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. Lows average in the single digits during the winter months and high temps can reach in the 90s during the summertime. Humidity is a major factor in Providence weather so if you're planning a Providence trip during the summer months, plan accordingly. Thunderstorms are a threat during the summer months and hurricanes can reach the coastal area of Providence during the late spring, early summer times. Winters are very cold and stormy, with plenty of snow and high winds.

When to fly to Providence

Peak Season:

Summer is the high travel season in Providence and when most people book Providence flights. The city's convenient location to the nearby beaches make Providence an easy city and beach escape for last-minute travellers. Summer is also when most of the students have left for the summer school break. However, many students stay around during the summer and pick up jobs at nearby restaurants, bars, or with famous Providence WaterFire festivities.

Off Season:

Winter is cold in Providence. However, this is the best time to book cheap flights to Providence and discounted hotel accommodations. Since the city is relatively small, savvy travellers can get cheap Providence flights and hotel rooms for a weekend getaway from other parts of the US during the winter time and still pack all the attractions into one visit.

Getting around Providence

It's easy to drive around Providence and renting a car is certainly an option, especially if part of your Providence trip includes beach time at nearby Newport, Rhode Island. Rent a car when you book your Providence flight and take time to explore the various Providence neighbourhoods, including the Italian district, named "Federal Hill." There is plenty of parking available on the streets and most restaurants and tourist attractions have onsite parking or valet.

Taxis and buses are plentiful in Providence, and the Amtrak trains come through the city on a daily basis.

Providence insider information

  • Don't miss a trip to the Roger Williams Zoo. Aside from the hundreds of animals you can watch, there are plenty of human activities to partake in including paddleboating and river rides.
  • Providence WaterFire is a yearly tradition that takes place during the summer months. Hundreds of bonfires light the city area and street performers, artists and musicians are everywhere for your entertainment. The WaterFire is free so take time to walk around the explore. Book reservations at a riverfront restaurant one night so you can enjoy the WaterFire scenery while you dine.
  • If you plan Providence flights during the summer, head down to Newport Beach for a day or two and rest on Rhode Island's luxury beachfront. Newport is packed with summer vacationers, but that hasn't spoiled the beautiful beaches or the fun nightlife.
  • Take a drive to Newport and tour the Newport Mansions, once occupied by famous residents including the Vanderbilt family. The mansions feature exceptional architecture, art, interior design and landscapes. Explore 250 years of American history in the 11 historic properties preserved by the Preservation Society of Newport County.  

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 106.42
Pair of jeans
$ 51.24
Loaf of white bread
$ 3.17
Bottle of wine
$ 14.80
$ 5.16
Cheap meal
$ 19.51
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 9.42
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 2.69
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 0.82
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 3.70
1 km taxi journey
$ 2.51
How much does a beer cost in Providence?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 5
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 5
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 7

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