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A breeze of a day trip from New York, or a convenient weekend outing from Boston or Philadelphia, Greater New Haven is at the epicenter of southern New England. You’re here before you know it: New Haven is at the intersection of major interstates running along the East coast or straight north through New England. Metro-North trains run dozens of times daily between New York City and New Haven, and Amtrak trains, including the high-speed Acela line, connect the region to the rest of the East Coast. For those flying in, New Haven’s cozy Tweed Airport is less than ten minutes from downtown. Hartford’s Bradley International, an overlooked gem of an airport, is an easy drive away, with low-cost parking and limousine shuttle service to New Haven; New York City’s airports are reasonable alternatives. There’s also the water route: anyone going to or from Long Island should hop a ferry over the Sound, which run out of nearby Bridgeport and New London.

 

Air Service

 

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, New Haven, (HVN), served by US Airways to Philadelphia, with connecting service to domestic and international destinations.  I-95, exit 50.  203-466-8833, www.flytweed.com

 

Bradley International Airport, Hartford (BDL), served by nine major carriers to 29 non-stop destinations and connecting services.  Approximately 45 minutes north of New Haven, I-91, exit 40.  860-292-2000 or 888-624-1533, www.bradleyairport.com  

 

JFK International Airport, New York (JFK), 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, New York, (LGA), served by all major carriers. Approximately 2 hours southwest of New Haven. 718-533-3400, www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html

 

Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey (EWR), 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, Providence (PVD), served by seven major carriers. Approximately 2.5 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 available. 800-USA-RAIL, www.amtrak.com

 

Metro-North Railroad, Union Station, New Haven.  Metro-North provides service on the New Haven Line to Grand Central Terminal, New York City. 212-532-4900, www.mta.info/mnr

 

Shore Line East (SLE).  The Connecticut Department of Transportation's Shore Line East rail service operates between Old Saybrook and New Haven, with additional service to and from New London on weekdays.  Connections to the New Haven Line and Amtrak are available at New Haven's Union Station.  800-255-7433 (CT only) or 203-777-7433, www.shorelineeast.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 (CT) or 631-323-2525 (LI), www.longislandferry.com

 

Ground Transportation Service

 

Connecticut Limousine, Terminal at Sports Haven, 600 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, serves Bradley, JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark International Airports. Call ahead for local hotel stops. 800-472-LIMO or 203-783-6800, 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. 866-284-3247 or 203-891-1280, www.2theairport.com

 

Red Dot Airport Shuttle, Serves JFK and LaGuardia International Airports. Call ahead for local hotel stops. 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, 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 through Friday. 203-624-0151, www.cttransit.com/RoutesSchedules/UnionStation.asp

 

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

 

Weekend Area Valet Shuttle (WAVE), Provides seasonal service for Milford area residents and visitors to area restaurants, marinas, hotels and the Westfield Mall. Friday and Saturday evenings from 5PM to 1AM from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 203-878-0681, www.milfordct.com

 

Intercity Bus Transportation

 

Greyhound Bus Lines, Provides service from Union Station, New Haven. 203-772-2470 or 203-776-5998, www.greyhound.com

 

Peter Pan Bus, Provides service from Union Station, 50 Union Ave, New Haven. 800-343-9999 for reservations, 203-772-2470 for station information, www.peterpanbus.com

 

MegaBus, offers discount service to Hartford and Boston. 877-GO2-MEGA or http://us.megabus.com/

 

 

Taxi Service for New Haven Area

Checker Cab Co. 203-468-2678

Easy One Taxi Service 203-933-3333

Ecuamex Taxi 203-624-3333

Heritage Taxi 203-466-6666

Metro Taxi 203-777-7777 (Offer wheelchair accessible taxis)

Milford/New Haven Taxi & Courier 203-877-0000

Yellow Cab 203-777-5555

 

Car Rentals

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Parking in Downtown New Haven

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