Transportation

Air Service

Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN), New Haven. Commercial service provided by American and Avelo Airlines. General aviation airport. I-95, exit 50. 203-466-8833, www.flytweed.com 

Bradley International Airport (BDL), Hartford. Served by eleven major carriers to 37 non-stop destinations and connecting services. International provided by Aer Lingus, Air Canada, JetBlue and Delta. Approximately 45 minutes north of New Haven, I-91, exit 40. 860-292-2000 or 860-386-6000, www.bradleyairport.com 

Meriden-Markham Municipal Airport (MMK), Meriden. The Airport accommodates single-engine and light twin-engine aircraft operated for business and pleasure. 203-630-2878, www.cityofmeriden.org 

JFK International Airport (JFK), New York. Served by all major carriers. AirTrain JFK provides direct access to MTA New York City Transit and the Long Island Rail Road. Approximately 2 hours southwest of New Haven. 718-244-4444, www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html 

LaGuardia International Airport (LGA), New York. Served by all major carriers. Approximately 2 hours southwest of New Haven. 718-533-3400, www.laguardiaairport.com

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey. Served by all major carriers. AirTrain Newark takes you between EWR and NJ Transit. Approximately 2.5 hours southwest of New Haven. 973-961-6000, www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html 

T.F. Green Airport (PVD), Providence. Served by seven major carriers. Approximately 1.5 hours east of New Haven. 401-691-2471 or 888-268-7222, www.pvdairport.com 

Rail Service

Amtrak, Union Station, New Haven. Amtrak provides Northeast Corridor and Vermonter service at New Haven, with connecting services at New York Penn Station and Boston South Station, and all other Amtrak destinations. Acela and regional service are available. 800-USA-RAIL, www.amtrak.com 

Metro-North Railroad, Union Station, New Haven. Metro-North provides service between New Haven and Grand Central Station, New York City. 212-532-4900, from CT 877-690-5114, www.mta.info/mnr

Shore Line East (SLE). SLE provides commuter service between New Haven and New London, daily to State Street Station and Union Station, New Haven. 877-287-4337, www.shorelineeast.com 

CTRail, New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Line. Services initiated in June 2018, with stations within the region at New Haven's Union Station and State St., Wallingford and Meriden. 1-800-872-7245, www.hartfordline.com

Ferry Service

Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Co. provides year-round vehicle and passenger service between Bridgeport, CT and Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY. Crossing time approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes. 888-44-FERRY (CT only), www.88844ferry.com 

Cross Sound Ferry Services, Inc. provides year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service between New London, CT and Orient Point, Long Island, NY. Crossing time approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes. 860-443-5281 or 631-323-2525, www.longislandferry.com 

Ground Transportation Service

Applewood Limousine offers private car service to all Connecticut, New York and New Jersey airports. 203-874-7515, www.applewoodlimo.com 

Connecticut Limousine (Union Station, 50 Union Ave., New Haven) serves Bradley, JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark International Airports. Call ahead or book online for local hotel stops in Meriden, Milford, New Haven (Union Station (parking), Yale Phelps Gate, Yale Alumni, Yale Medical School and Yale Science Hill) North Haven and Wallingford. Parking is not available at all locations. 203-974-4700, www.ctlimo.com 

GO Airport Shuttle Connecticut Service offers door-to-door service to JFK and LaGuardia as well as transportation services to White Plains Westchester County Airport, Hartford Bradley Airport, and Newark Liberty Airport. Discounts, as well as pickup and drop off, are available at Quinnipiac University, SCSU, Yale University and University of New Haven. 866-284-3247 or 203-891-1280, www.2theairport.com 

Hy’s Limo Service, 480 Island Ln., West Haven. Services all airports in New England and nationwide. Services CT Corporate, Luxury, Groups and family travel. 800-255-LIMO (5466) or 203-934-6331, www.hyslimo.com

Red Dot Airport Shuttle serves JFK and LaGuardia International Airports. Call ahead or book online for local hotel stops in Milford, New Haven, Orange and West Haven. 800-6-RED-DOT or 203-330-1005, www.ridethedot.com 

Local Bus Transportation

Connecticut Transit provides extensive public bus service in Greater New Haven, including Tweed New Haven Airport and Union Station. All buses wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks. 203-624-0151, www.cttransit.com 

Union Station-Downtown Shuttle by CT Transit provides a free shuttle between Union Station and Downtown every 20 minutes from 6:05 a.m. until 10:15 p.m., Monday-Friday. 203-624-0151, www.cttransit.com 

Milford Transit provides bus service in the Milford area and connecting destinations. All buses wheelchair accessible. 203-874-4507, www.milfordtransit.com 

Intercity Bus Transportation

Greyhound Bus Lines provides service from Union Station, New Haven. 203-772-2470, www.greyhound.com 

Megabus provides service, curbside from Union Station, 50 Union Avenue, New Haven. 877-462-6342, www.megabus.com 

Taxi Service for New Haven Area

Checker Cab Co.

203-468-2678

Ecuamex Taxi

 

203-624-3333

Heritage Taxi 

 

203-466-6666

Horizon Cab

203-777-5555

M7 (Offer wheelchair accessible taxis)

                 

203-777-7777, www.metrotaxict.com   

Micro Taxi

203-777-7772

Milford/New Haven Taxi & Courier

203-877-0000

Car Rental

Tweed Airport - Avis, Budget, Enterprise and National available
Union Station - Avis, Budget and ZipCar available

Parking in Downtown New Haven

Park New Haven, New Haven is a very walkable city. Many visitors park once and walk throughout the Downtown. On-street parking costs vary by location. Meters in central downtown accept coins, Parkmobile (a smart phone app that allows you to pay for metered parking), MasterCard/VISA or Discover. Meters outside the central downtown area accept coins and Parkmobile. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays. 203-946-8936, parknewhaven.com

Bicycling in New Haven

Bicycling is an enjoyable, inexpensive, efficient, and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. To expand and improve safe and convenient access to this means of mobility, exercise and leisure, the City has an extended network of marked bike lanes and sharrows.

Travel Info

New Haven Visitor Center and Snack Shack, exit 46, Long Wharf Dr., New Haven. Conveniently located easy on/off I-95, offering tourism information, on-the-go-snacks, locally made treats, and more! 203-693-1061, newhavensnackshack.com

Branford Town Hall, 1019 Main St., Branford. 203-315-0637, branford-ct.gov

Guilford Information Kiosk, 32 Church St., Guilford. 203-671-9351, visitguilfordct.com

Hamden Visitor Center, 3074 Whitney Ave., Hamden. 203-288-6431, hamdenregionalchamber.com

Henry Whitfield House State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford. 203-453-2457

InfoNewHaven, infonewhaven.com

Madison Visitors Center, 12 School St., Madison. 203-245-7394, madisonct.com

City of Meriden Town Hall, 142 East Main St. Room 217, Meriden. 203-630-4123, meridenct.gov

Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1201 Boston Post Rd. Unit 1100, Milford. 203-878-0681, milfordct.com

Town Green District, 900 Chapel St. Suite 622, New Haven. Part diplomatic corps, part guide service, Town Green’s Downtown Ambassadors are emissaries devoted to making New Haven a better place to work, visit, and do business. 203-401-4245, downtownnewhaven.com

Currency Exchange

Visit websites for the nearest location.

Important Phone Numbers

Police, Fire, Emergency 911

Yale New Haven Hospital – 20 York St.

  • Emergency (Adult) 203-688-2222
  • Emergency (Pediatric) 203-688-3333
  • Administration 203-688-4242
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Referral Line 203-688-2000
  • Smilow Cancer Hospital 203-688-4242

Yale New Haven Hospital – St. Raphael’s Campus

  • Emergency 203-789-3000
  • Patient Information 203-789-3508

VA Connecticut Healthcare System – West Haven Campus 203-932-5711

Midstate Medical Center 203-694-8200

Milford Hospital 203-876-4000

Important Connecticut Laws for Visitors

Cell Phone Usage in Motor Vehicles Connecticut law requires drivers 18 years of age and older to use hands-free accessories to legally use a cell phone or mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Under the law, drivers 16 or 17 years of age are prohibited from using any mobile telephone, including phones with hands-free accessories, while driving.

Also, no person shall use a hand-held mobile telephone or other electronic device or type, read or send text or a text message with or from a mobile telephone or mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.

Liquor Laws The legal drinking age in Connecticut is twenty-one.

Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems Connecticut law states (1) Infants must remain rear-facing until they are a minimum of both 2 year and 30 pounds; (2) Toddlers must be in a forward facing car seat with 5 point harness until 5 years and 40 pounds; (3) Children should ride in a booster until they reach 8 years old AND 60 pounds (they must meet both requirements); and (4) children, tweens and teens must be in a seat belt whenever they ride in a vehicle.

Further Recommended: Children should ride in the back seat until they are 13 years old. All people and objects should be properly restrained whenever they are in a vehicle. Children who ride in a booster seat must use a lap and shoulder belt.

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