With over 240 bus routes in and around the city, the RIPTA bus service can get you almost anywhere in Providence. It is also the most inexpensive way to travel around Providence, costing $2 for a one-way ticket, or $6 for a day pass. The city also has water taxis and ferry boats that operate daily between 9am and 6pm. Both services cost $6 for a one-way ticket. Taxi rates are set by the government, but working meters are required in all taxis. It is important to check if taxi meters work. Hiring a car is also a great way to get around Providence, especially for visitors wanting to explore outside the city. Within downtown Providence however, most attractions are near enough to reach on foot.
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