Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN), New Haven. Served by American Airlines to Philadelphia, with connecting service to 330 domestic and international destinations. I-95, exit 50. 203-466-8833, www.flytweed.com
Bradley International Airport (BDL), Hartford. Served by nine major carriers to 27 non-stop destinations and connecting services. International service to Dublinis provided by Aer Lingus. 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
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
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
Peter Pan Bus provides service from Union Station, 50 Union Ave, New Haven. 800-343-9999, www.peterpanbus.com
Taxi Service for New Haven Area
|Checker Cab Co.||203-468-2678|
|Metro Taxi (Offer wheelchair accessible taxis)||
|Milford/New Haven Taxi & Courier||203-877-0000|
Call 203-777-8550 or 800-332-STAY for car rental information and locations.
Tweed Airport-Avis, Budget, National and Enterprise available
Union Station-Avis and ZipCar available
Parking in Downtown New Haven
New Haven is a very walkable city. Many visitors park once and walk throughout the Downtown. For short-and long-term visits, the Park New Haven has over 9,000 parking spaces at the Air Rights, Crown Street, Chapel Square, Temple Street, Temple/George, Granite Square garages and at 19 surface lots. Rates vary from facility to facility, as do the hours of operation. Several private companies provide off-street public parking as well.
Parking is more limited at Union Station and visitors are encouraged to use the Downtown shuttle or other means to access the station.
There are over 2,900 on-street parking meters, with time limits ranging from 15-minute to 12-hour parking depending on the location. On-street parking costs $1.50/hour. Meters in central downtown accept coins, Parkmobile, MasterCard/VISA or Discover and meters outside the central downtown area accept coins and Parkmobile. Parkmobile is a smart phone app that allows you to pay for metered parking with your Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Phone. Meter parking is free on Sundays and holidays.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Park New Haven at 203-946-8936, www.parknewhaven.com
Bicycling in New Haven
Bicycling is an enjoyable, inexpensive, efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. In order 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. Bicycles can be rented at many local bike shops.