Getting Here

Getting to Bristol has never been easier! Explore the different means of transportation below.

Visit by Bike

Spanning 14.5 miles, the East Bay Bike Path runs from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol.

With its spectacular maritime views and convenient access to numerous points of interest along the way, the East Bay Bike Path is a popular way to get to downtown Bristol.

Visit by Boat

Each year, hundreds of vessels sail into Bristol Harbor for its convenient access and affordable mooring rates.

Visit by Ferry

Starting in 2019, visitors can now get to Bristol by boarding the Seastreak Passenger Ferry in either Providence or Newport!

Service to Bristol runs every weekend during the summer, with bikes being allowed on board free of charge. To view the complete travel schedule or to purchase your ticket, please click the link below.

Visit by Car

The Town of Bristol is located approximately 10 miles south of Interstate 195 and 4 miles from RI-24. Drivers can arrive to Bristol by heading north over the Mt. Hope Bridge or by traveling south down Route 114 (Hope Street) or Route 136 (Metacom).

Visit by Bus

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority runs the 60 Providence/Newport line. This bus service runs through Bristol, with stops to Roger Williams University and Downtown Bristol at Hope & State.

To find out more about RIPTA’s bus schedule, please click below.

Visit by Rental Car

Looking for a rental vehicle? Bristol has three companies with branches located in town.
Visit Hertz
Visit Enterprise
Visit Safeway


Contact Us

Town Hall Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Phone: (401)-253-7000