Getting to New Haven


The nearest airport to New Haven is Tweed New Haven Airport (airport code: HVN), a few minutes drive from central New Haven. Tweed is a very small airport and the number of flights into and out of the airport each day is low, so if you plan to travel by air it may be worth considering flying into a different airport. Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is a larger airport approximately 50 miles north of New Haven. A bus service (the Bradley Flyer) connects Bradley Airport to downtown Hartford and from there it is possible to travel to New Haven by Amtrak, the Hartford Line, or a variety of bus services. Alternatively, an Uber trip from Bradley airport to central New Haven typically costs between $60 and $85. 

It may also be worth considering flying in to one of the three major airports in the New York area:

•    John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City
•    LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) in New York City
•    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey

Amtrak provides train services from Newark airport to New Haven’s Union Station. For all other airports, private shuttle services are available through Connecticut Limousine (800.472.5466) and GO Airport Shuttle (866.284.3247). Reservations for either of these shuttle services should be made well in advance of your date of travel.


Two train services serve New Haven Union Station, minutes from Yale’s campus.

•    Metro-North Railways offers frequent train service between New Haven and New York City.
•    Amtrak provides train service to New Haven from Vermont, Providence, Boston, and Washington DC.


Greyhound, Megabus, and Peter Pan bus companies all have services to New Haven Union Station. Traveling by bus is often the most economical way to get to New Haven from other cities in the northeast.


For those bringing a car for the duration of the program, parking is also available in the Pierson-Sage Garage located at 350 Edwards Street (approximately one mile from the residential colleges). Rates are $8.00/day or $32.00/week. Contact us for information about how to reserve individual parking spaces in the Pierson-Sage Garage.

What to Bring

We recommend that you bring an umbrella. The average temperature in New Haven in the summer months is a pleasant 73°F, but summer thunderstorms are not uncommon.

There is no need to bring bed linens, which will be provided in your room, along with basic toiletries (soap and shampoo).

We typically have an optional pick-up soccer game during the middle of the week, so if you would like to participate in that you should pack appropriate clothing and footwear.


Internet Access

Wireless Internet access is available in all Yale University buildings where seminar participants will be throughout the week. The network to use is “Yale Visitor” and no password is required. 

University Gym

Access to the University’s Payne Whitney Gym can be purchased for $25 a week.  Please let us know ahead of time if you would like to make use of the gym and we will send you instructions for how to register for a temporary membership. The week-long membership fee includes access to the gym facilities including swimming pool, exercise room, jogging track, etc. Towel service and locker rental is available for an additional fee.

Medical Facilities

Medical care facilities are available at Yale New Haven Hospital on 20 York Street.

Religious Services

Yale University maintains a list of houses of worship in New Haven which can be accessed here.