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.
|M7 (Offer wheelchair accessible taxis)
|Milford/New Haven Taxi & Courier
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
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
Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN), New Haven. Commercial service provided by Avelo Airlines. G Cafe is located beyond security. 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
COVID-19 Guidance, portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-COVID-19-Guidance