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Air

Tweed New Haven Airport services a global network of more than 330 cities. However, flights out of airports in New York City and Hartford are significantly cheaper, and ground transportation to both cities is easy and inexpensive. Connecticut Transit (www.cttransit.com) bus G gets you to the airport ($3.25, 15 minutes). A taxi costs around $20.

Bicycle

Bike New Haven stations around downtown allow you to rent bikes in 45-minute increments or by the day.

Go New Haven Go (www.gonhgo.org) is a good resource for car-free travel.

Boat

Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company operates daily car ferries year-round between Bridgeport, 10 miles southwest of New Haven, and Port Jefferson on Long Island, about every 1½ hours. The one-way 1½-hour voyage costs $19 for adults, $16 for seniors, and is free for children aged 12 and under. The fee for a car is $58, including the driver but not including passengers.

Bus

Peter Pan Bus Lines (www.peterpanbus.com) connects New Haven with New York City (from $12, two hours, eight daily), Hartford (from $12, one hour, six daily) and Boston (from $11, four to five hours, seven daily), as does Greyhound (www.greyhound.com). Buses depart from inside New Haven's Union Station.

Connecticut Limousine (www.ctlimo.com) is an airport shuttle servicing Hartford's Bradley airport, New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports, and New Jersey's Newark airport. Pick-up and drop-off is at Union Station and select downtown New Haven hotels. Services to Newark attract a higher rate.

Car & Motorcycle

  • New Haven is 141 miles southwest of Boston, 36 miles south of Hartford, 75 miles from New York and 101 miles from Providence, via interstate highways.
  • Avis, Budget and Hertz rent cars at Tweed New Haven Airport.

Train

Metro-North (www.mta.info/mnr) trains make the run between Union Station and New York City's Grand Central Terminal (peak/off-peak $23.25/17.50, two hours) almost every hour from 7am to midnight.

Shore Line East (www.shorelineeast.com) runs regional trains up the shore of Long Island Sound to Old Saybrook (45 minutes) and New London (70 minutes), as well as Commuter Connection buses that shuttle passengers from Union Station (in the evenings) and from State St Station (in the mornings) to New Haven Green.

Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) trains run express from New York City's Penn Station to New Haven (from $32, 1¾ hours).