What time does the airport open?
The airport terminal building is open 24 hours. For airline ticket counter hours, please check with the individual airline or rental car agency.
How long before my flight should I arrive at the airport?
One and one half to two hours prior to departure is suggested, however,
these times may vary during peak travel times. It is advised to check
with your individual carrier.
What do I do if I need help with my luggage?
An airline agent in the baggage service office for the individual
carrier can assist you. If the office is closed, check at the airline's check-in counter on the departures level.
What types of provisions are there for individuals in need of assistance?
Wheelchair assistance is available for travelers. Please
contact your airline for information on this
service. All parking lots and garages are handicap accessible and have
designated handicap parking.
Is it still possible to drop off and pick up someone in front of the terminal?
Yes, it is possible, but only for immediate drop off and pick up. If
you need to wait for a longer period of time, it is advised that you
park in Parking Lot – D in front of the terminal, or use our cell phone lot.
How do I get to Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport?
Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport is easy to access off Interstate 95 North
and South at Exit 13. It is also accessible via Rt. 295, connecting to
What’s the lowest priced on airport parking option?
Long-Term Express Parking Lot E is affordably priced at $17 a day and $85 a week. Click here for additional parking rates, information, and discounts.
How do I contact my airline?
Click here to link to a list of airline numbers.
Can you tell me what size bags are allowable carry on bags?
Baggage allowances are specific for each individual airline. You should consult your carrier. Click here to for a list of airline Web sites.
What is the 3-1-1 rule I have been hearing about?
TSA requires any gels or liquids carried through the checkpoint must be
in containers of 3 ounces or less and packed in one quart zip top
bags. They need to be removed from bags and placed in bins for
individual screening. Only one zip-top bag is allowed per passenger
through the security checkpoint. Any additional items should be placed
in checked bags. For more information on what is allowable through
screening – please check the TSA link.
Is there a frequent flyer lane?
Yes, click here for details.
What types of electronic equipment can be carried on to the airplane?
Any type of electronic equipment may be carried onto the plane
(including Ipods, MP3's, PS2's, Laptops, Portable DVD's, etc.). TSA
requires that laptops are removed from carry on bags for further
inspection while passing through the security checkpoint. Please check
the TSA link for updated information on electronic screening.
Can you provide me with information on checked bags?
Baggage allowances are specific to each airline. Consult your carrier for this information. Click here to be linked to the airline information page.
Is there Wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet Access at the airport?
Wi-Fi Internet Access is available in all public areas at
Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport. Travelers with Wi-Fi enabled equipment may utilize
this service to gain high-speed wireless Internet access. SSID: PVD Free WIFI
What are the best ways to travel to and from Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport and Boston?
You can take one of twenty daily (weekday) MBTA commuter rail trains
from the airport to Boston with stops in Providence and other points
along the way. For more information visit www.mbta.com
How can I apply for a job at the airport?
Each company (airlines, rental car companies, restaurants,
etc.) is a separate entity. You may contact the individual company to
apply in person or online. If you are interested in a job through TSA
you may apply online at www.tsa.gov.
What about pets?
Other than service dogs, animals that are traveling with
passengers must be in crates. No other animals are allowed within the
airport building. There is an animal relief area directly outside the
front doors of the airport. Waste disposal bags and a grassy area are
clearly marked for use.
Is there a Cell Phone Waiting Lot?
Located at 2282 Post Road, Warwick, just a short 2-3 minute drive to the
arrivals’ curb. The lot, which has 50 parking spaces, is well lit and
maintained by both LAZ, and the Rhode Island Airport
Corporation (RIAC). RIAC police monitor the lot on regular
patrols, and any unattended vehicles will be subject to fines or
What forms of identification are acceptable for travel?
Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.
To see a list of acceptable forms of identification for travel, please click this link to the TSA site:
What if I don’t have an ID or my ID has expired?
In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete an identity verification process which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You will be subject to additional screening, to include a patdown and screening of carry-on property.
You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed, you choose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.
TSA recommends that you arrive at least two hours in advance of your flight time.
TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued ID a year after expiration. DHS has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to May 3, 2023. Learn more about REAL ID on TSA’s REAL ID webpage.
Do minors need identification to fly?
TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling within the United States.
Contact your airline for questions regarding specific ID requirements for travelers under 18.
I am traveling with medication, are there any requirements I should be aware of?
All passenger items must undergo security screening. It is recommended that medication be clearly labeled to facilitate the screening process.
You may bring medically necessary liquids, medications and creams in excess of 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in your carry-on bag. Remove them from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings.
For additional information on acceptable or prohibited items, please click this link:
Where do I pick up a pet that has been shipped to me?
Pets are considered live cargo and will be delivered to either the airline’s Baggage Office, located inside the terminal, or to the Cargo Building. Please contact the shipping airline to confirm pick up location.
If your pet is being delivered to the Cargo building, the facility is located on airport grounds in a separate clearly marked building just south of the airport terminal building.
There is parking available at this facility.
How can I arrange for wheelchair assistance curbside?
Passengers should request wheelchair and other services directly from their airline. If able, proceed to the airline counter on the departures (upper) level and let the airline know you need a wheelchair. If this is not possible, please call 401-691-2211 (for American, Delta, JetBlue, and Southwest), 401-691-2224 (Allegiant, Southern, and Sun Country), or 216-372-7863 (Frontier).