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Travel to Convidence
Convidence will be held at the Providence Downtown Marriott (not the Courtyard by Marriott!), 1 Orms St. Providence RI 02904. Access by car, bus, train, or plane is easy.
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The Marriott is just off I-95.
From the north: Take Exit 23, Charles St. On Charles St, keep left and take a sharp left around V.F. Liquors (there are no street signs) to reverse direction. After you cross back under I-95, the Marriott will be on your right.
From the south: Take Exit 23, Rtes 146 and 44, to State Offices. Keep right and exit to 44 State Offices. At top of ramp, turn left onto Orms St. The Marriott will be on your left.
From the west on US 6 or from the east on I-195: go north on I-95 and follow the directions from the south.
Providence is served by Peter Pan and Greyhound. Buses may stop at Kennedy Plaza or the Peter Pan terminal. Cab rides to the hotel from Kennedy Plaza cost about $3-4 and from the Peter Pan terminal about $5-6.
Providence Station is served by Amtrak and by the Boston commuter rail system. Track work starting in June will move many runs a few minutes later than the scheduled time; see the websites for service alerts. Fares from Boston are $7.75 by commuter rail and $11-32 by Amtrak, depending on the train. Fares from New York by Amtrak are $43-94, depending on the train. Cab fare from the station to the hotel is about $4, or you can walk, about 10 minutes. Exit the station on the State House/Gaspee St side, turn right, and walk 2 long blocks to Orms St. Turn right, and the hotel will be across the street on your left.
T. F. Green State Airport (PVD) is served by Southwest, United, Delta, U. S. Airways, Continental, and Air Canada, but Southwest has by far the largest share of the traffic.
Travel from Green Airport to the hotel:
Logan Airport (BOS) is a major international airport with no dominant airline. Travel to Providence from Logan is easy.
Take the Silver Line articulated bus, which stops at all terminals, to South Station. Buses run every 10 minutes during most of the day, and the trip takes 15-25 minutes depending on which terminal you board at. The fare is $2.
From South Station, take either Amtrak (reservation required) or the commuter rail to Providence Station, or go upstairs to the bus station. See above for bus and train information. The trip takes about an hour by bus or commuter rail; Amtrak is a little faster.