Leave Birmingham behind
Birmingham Airport is one of the biggest in the UK. It is easy to access and close to the bustling city centre, which can provide lots to see and do. The great value flights Birmingham Airport offers to are available to travellers from all parts of the country, as the airport is located close to a hub of the motorway network.
Car parking is plentiful for flights from Birmingham, with three large long stay areas and a drop off zone. Make sure you book online to save money. Advance bookings start at £3.99 per day. If you would rather not worry about parking, it may work out cheaper to get the train to Birmingham International and hop on the brilliant Air Rail Link. This free train service whisks passengers directly to the airport from the platform. The airport is also well served by long distance coaches from a variety of cities.
The modern terminal has everything the business traveller needs, with Wi-Fi hotspots and facilities such as photocopying and meeting rooms available. If you are feeling peckish, you can sit down for a bite to eat at one of several restaurants including Frankie & Benny's and The Meriden. Picking up some last minute shopping before boarding will also save you some money, thanks to the duty free shopping facilities that are available. The number of flights from Birmingham to Providence is increasing all the time, and you can find the best deals on flights, accommodation and vehicle hire at ebookers.com.
The T.F. Green Airport
Visitors to the greater Providence area generally fly into the T.F. Green Airport, which is named for former Rhode Island governor Theodore F. Green. The airport is located at 2000 Post Road in Warwick, just eleven miles south of downtown Providence and twenty-seven miles north-west of Newport. Eight commercial passenger airlines service the airport, offering direct service from twenty-one U.S. cities and Toronto. When you're ready to visit Providence, make sure to use ebookers to do your travel planning. At ebookers, you'll find affordable rates on flights, hotels, and rental cars.
Ground Transportation in Providence
Once you arrive in Providence, you can choose from a variety of transportation options. There is ferry service to Martha's Vineyard and Block Island, and the MBTA commuter rail or Amtrak can take you to destinations in the surrounding areas. Airport Taxi (401-737-2868) offers local cab service while Cozy Cab (401-846-1500) will get you to the Newport area. If you'd like to rent a car, ebookers can help you book a car after comparing rates from the nine companies offering rental cars at the T.F. Green airport. That way, there'll be a car ready for you when you land.
Providence Area Weather
Like most of New England, Rhode Island experiences warm summers with temperatures that can soar as high as 28°C. Winters are cold, and temperatures can dip as low as -6°C. Pack lightweight clothing for travel during the summer months and warm clothing for the winter. Since Providence averages three feet of snow each winter, consider bringing a parka and gloves with you in winter months. If visiting during the spring and fall, pack clothing that you can layer to accommodate both warm days and cool nights.
Things to Do in the Providence Area
Because of its proximity to all the Rhode Island beach areas, Providence comes alive in the summer. If you want to avoid the crowds, plan to visit the area during the early fall when days are warm, nights are cool, and the foliage is at its peak. If you do visit during the summer, be sure to take a day trip to Newport while the annual Jazz Festival is in full swing or head down to Misquamicut Beach to enjoy some killer waves. If you're in the city between May and October, head down to the riverfront on Saturday evening to watch the award-winning WaterFire show. No matter what time of year you visit Providence, remember to use ebookers to make all of your travel arrangements through one simple system.
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