Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers to the most commonly asked questions.
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.
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.
Wheelchairs and other types of assistance are available for travelers. Please contact your airline for information on these services. All parking lots and garages are handicap accessible and have designated handicap parking.
Only immediate drop-offs and pick-ups are permitted at the terminal curb. 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.
Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport is easy to access off Interstate 95 North and South at Exit 29. It is also accessible via Rt. 295, connecting to 95.
Long-Term Express Parking Lot E is affordably priced with daily and weekly rates and discount coupons. Click here for additional parking rates, information, and discounts.
Click here for a list of the airport’s airline partners and their contact information.
Baggage allowances are specific to each individual airline. Consult your air carrier. Click here to see the contact information of the airport’s airline partners.
TSA requires that any gels or liquids carried through the checkpoint be in containers of 3 ounces or less and packed in one-quart zip-top bags. Only one zip-top bag is allowed per passenger through the security checkpoint, and it may need to be removed from luggage and placed in bins for individual screening. Any additional or larger items should be placed in checked bags. For more information on what is allowed through screening, please visit the TSA website.
Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport does have a frequent flyer lane. Click here for details.
Any type of electronic equipment may be carried onto the plane (including iPads, hand-held video games, laptops, portable movie players, e-book readers, etc.). TSA requires that electronic items larger than a cell phone be removed from carry-on bags for further inspection while passing through the security checkpoint. Please check the TSA website for updated information on electronic screening.
Baggage allowances are specific to each airline. Consult your air carrier for this information. Click here to see the contact information for the airport’s airline partners.
Free 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.
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You can take one of 20 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.
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 as well as across from Gate 11. Waste disposal bags and a grassy area are clearly marked for use.
The airport’s Cell Phone Waiting Lot is located at 2282 Post Road, Warwick, just a short drive to the arrivals curb. The lot, which has 50 parking spaces, is well lit and maintained. RIAC police monitor the lot on regular patrols, and any unattended vehicles will be subject to fines or towing.
Passengers aged 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 visit the TSA website.
In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, 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, including a pat-down and screening of carry-on property.
You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed, you choose not to provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.
TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued ID up to a year after expiration. The Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to May 7, 2025. Learn more about REAL ID on TSA’s REAL ID webpage.
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.
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 the 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.
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) 737-3300 (for American, Breeze, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest and United), or (401) 691-2224 (Air Canada, Allegiant, Southern, and Sun Country).