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Travel to Yale

Travel by Air


The closest airport to campus, Tweed-New Haven is a short 10-minute taxi ride away from Yale. US Airways commuter carrier services Tweed-New Haven with connections through Philadelphia.

Service from the airport to hotels and campus via taxi is approximately $15 to $20 one way. Call Metro Cab at (203)777-7777.


Bradley Airport is located north of Hartford, about 1 hour from New Haven, 1½ hours during rush hour; serviced by all major airline carriers.

From Bradley to New Haven:


All New York area airports are approximately 2 to 3 hours from campus and service all major airlines.


Amtrak (800) 872-7245; The Acela Express offers expedient service between Boston and DC. Amtrak services New Haven from Penn Station in New York. Average travel times by regular rail to New Haven are as follows: from Boston 3 hours, from New York 2 hours, from Philadelphia 4 hours. Metro North Railroad is a commuter train service is available between NYC and New Haven.

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From Newark

Take the Airtrain to Amtrak sub-station just outside the airport, then take the Amtrak train to Union Station in New Haven. Many but not all Amtrak trains on the Northeast route stop at Newark International Airport. When searching train schedules, make sure the departure station is Newark International Airport EWR and not Newark NWK. Book a direct trip, so you don't have to change trains in NYC. $34 to $54 O/W depending on the train. Holders of a Student Advantage Card get a 15% discount but must book at least 3 days in advance.

From NY JFK and LaGuardia Airports

Take New York Airport Express Service Bus to Grand Central Train Station in New York City ($15); from Grand Central take Metro-North train to Union Station in New Haven ($13). Taxi from Union Station to Yale (+/-$5). The airport bus departs every 20 minutes, and the train departs every 30 minutes, and travel time on the train is 1.40-1.50 h. This itinerary is faster and cheaper than the limo/bus. MetroNorth trains are only 10-20 minutes slower than Amtrak but cost less than half. However if you are already on an Amtrak train from somewhere else going through New York, it is better to stay on it as you will not save any money by changing trains, and it is very inconvenient to travel 15 blocks between train stations in Midtown NY.

From Boston Logan Airport

Take the Silver Bus shuttle to the Amtrack South Terminal, departing at 15 minute intervals, 20 minutes travel time ($1.70-$2). The fare for the Amtrack train from Boston South Terminal to New Haven is $49 off-peak and $110 during peak hours.


Holders of a Student Advantage Card get a 15% discount. You can sign up for a Student Advantage card online ($20 or $25) and get your membership number the same day. Peter Pan (800-343-9999) and Greyhound (800-231-2222) both serve New Haven.

Travel by car

New Haven is located 1½ hours from New York City, 2 hours from Providence, 3 hours from Boston.

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