Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority provides public transportation, primarily buses, in the state of Rhode Island. The main hub of the RIPTA system is Kennedy Plaza, a large bus terminal in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Bus tickets are $2 per ride or $3 with a transfer.

The RIPTA Flash Pass app can be downloaded to a smart phone. The app allows riders to purchase tickets on their phones with a credit card. It also provides detailed schedule information including current locations of buses.

You can use a map app on a smart phone to help you ride the bus as well. Type in your starting location and destination. Choose the bus symbol and directions will include bus routes and schedule options. RIPTA schedules are also available online at https://www.ripta.com/.