|Popular in||September||High demand for flights, 0% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,468||Average for return flights in May 2022|
|Return from||$2,047||From Auckland Intl to Boston Logan Intl|
Flights from Auckland, New Zealand, to Providence Airport, Rhode Island, take around 41 - 61h, depending on the number of stops and the operating airline. Popular carriers operating this route are Qatar Airways and Air New Zealand. Flights from Christchurch, New Zealand to Providence, Rhode Island take 55-59h depending on layovers and airline used. Rhode Island flight deals are available with Air New Zealand and Sun Country Airlines.
Unfortunately, direct flights from New Zealand to Rhode Island are not currently available. It is possible to find flights to Providence, Rhode Island, from Auckland, New Zealand, with stops usually at Brisbane Airport and Doha Hamad International. Another popular route is to fly from Christchurch, New Zealand to Providence, via airports including Auckland International, Los Angeles, Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport, Singapore Changi, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Newark. Cheap flights to Rhode Island are available with Singapore Airlines, Transavia and SWISS. Unfortunately, there are currently no flights available from either Wellington or Queenstown International to Rhode Island.
To travel between Providence and Newport, you can catch a ferry taking approximately one hour. It leaves every four hours, and tickets can be purchased online at Seastreak. Another option is to catch a bus which takes approximately 1h 10min, departing every 30min from Kennedy Plaza in Providence and arriving at Marlborough Before Farewell in Newport. Taxis from Providence to Newport take approximately 44min and can be booked either through operating services such as Uber or with local taxi services throughout the city and at Providence Airport. Car rentals are also available in Rhode Island, and agencies are located at Providence Airport and around the city.
One of the major attractions in Rhode Island is the Gilded Age mansion, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1895 and located in Newport. The building is a display of the wealth of the Vanderbilt family who once inhabited this mansion with its 70 rooms, ceiling paintings, and marble columns. Throughout the villa, you will find impressive mosaic artwork, and it further boasts a three-story dining room. Another must-do in Newport, free of charge, is a visit to the Cliff Walk. This pathway follows the rocky shore, with views of the sea and the rocks below and the Gilded Age mansions’ gardens above. Many visitors enjoy taking a trip to the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island. The zoo is cage-free and allows the animals to live in an environment closer to their natural habitat, making this zoo different from most others and a unique experience for visitors. Here you can see snow leopards, alligators, zebras and many more animals, and it is a great kid-friendly place to visit. A Botanical Centre is also located within the park. Throughout the year, Rhode Island is host to various festivals, such as the Newport Folk Fest, Newport Jazz Festival and Newport International Boat Festival. Other events and attractions worth a visit for music lovers include the Al Fresco on the Hill, Annual Greek Festival and Bayside Beat Live.
To enter Rhode Island from New Zealand, travellers must hold a passport valid for the duration of their stay. If you do not present a passport, you will be denied entry to the country. Visas are not required for stays of up to 90 days. However, for longer visits, a visa must be obtained at the cost of around 227.16 NZD for tourist, business, transit and student visas.