Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
CLACS

Visitor Logistics

The purpose of this page is to provide you with logistical information for your upcoming visit to Brown. Please feel free to submit suggestions if you find any key information missing. You may contact our office at 401-863-2645 if you have any questions.

Our staff also can be reached via email:

Katherine Goldman (katherine_goldman@brown.edu) - Center Manager

Seth Stulen (seth_stulen@brown.edu) - Outreach Coordinator

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Location

The Center for Latin American Studies at Brown University is housed at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Our offices are located at 111 Thayer Street in Providence, Rhode Island, which is about one hour from Boston and three hours from New York (by car).

Hotels

Most of our conference and visitor reservations are made at one of the following hotels:

Biltmore Hotel
11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 1-401-421-0700
Fax: 401-455-3050

Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903
Reservations: 1-800-861-8990
Local: 401-861-8000

Getting to Brown University

From Boston:

  • Boston Logan Airport is approximately 49 miles north of Providence.
  • Amtrak offers service from Boston South Station and Providence. North-East Regional Service from South Station to Providence is $21.00. Acela service from South Station to Providence: $44.00.
  • You also may choose to use the commuter rail service (MBTA) between Boston and Providence: $11.50.
  • Travelers can access South Station from Logan Airport using the Silver Line Shuttle or a taxi or car service. Silver Line Shuttle: FREE. Taxi: 10 minutes for approximately $20.00.
  • Peter Pan Bus from Boston Logan Airport to Providence Bus Station: Approximately $22.00.

From Providence:

  • Providence TF Green Airport is situated approximately 8.5 miles south of Providence.
  • Airport taxi: $40.00 from Providence TF Green Airport to Brown University.
  • Local Transit: You can also take a public bus through the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA).

Driving:

  • Rental Cars are available at TF Green Airport and Boston Logan Airport.
  • From Points North: Take I-95S to exit 22A-22B-22C for RI-10 W/Providence Place toward US-6 W. Take exit 22A to merge onto Memorial Blvd toward Downtown. Turn left onto Washington Street (which becomes Waterman Street at the stop light). Continue onto Waterman Street. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Thayer Street. In three blocks, the Watson Institute (111 Thayer Street) will be on your left.
  • From Points South: Take I-95 N to the US-6 W/RI-10 W exit toward Downtown/Hartford, Connecticut. Take exit 22A to merge onto Memorial Blvd toward Downtown. Turn left onto Washington Street (which becomes Waterman Street at the stop light). Continue onto Waterman Street. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Thayer Street. In three blocks, the Watson Institute (111 Thayer Street) will be on your left.

Visitor Parking:

Getting Around Brown University/Providence

Follow these links for an interactive campus map and a printable self-guided tour. See also this printable map of downtown Providence.

Local Providence cab companies include Providence Taxi (401) 255-2050,Economy Cab (401) 944-6700, and Action Taxi (401) 680-0620.

The Providence area is also covered by Uber.

Gates

Driving Directions from Boston Logan Airport to Watson Institute

Driving Directions from TF Green Airport to Watson Institute

Walking Directions from Providence Bus Station to Watson Institute

Walking Directions from Providence Train Station to Watson Institute