Travel & Directions

This page has been designed as a quick reference for those wishing to travel to the Yale University Campus. We have included directions to the university by car, from Connecticut airports, and from the New Haven Train Station. You can find additional extensive information concerning Yale and the City of New Haven through the Yale University Visitor Information Center, the New Haven Visitors & Convention Bureau and the City of New Haven websites. Additional travel information is available through the Yale Travel Services website.

CAR

From Interstate 91:

From north and south: Take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street Exit). Stay in the middle lane and continue straight through the traffic light onto Trumbull Street. At the fourth light turn right on Prospect Street. The department is about halfway down the block on the right.

Interstate 95:

From north: Turn off turnpike at I-91 North Exit (Hartford, Springfield Exit) and continue for a short distance on I-91 to Trumbull Street Exit 3. Follow I-91 directions above.

From south: Take Exit 49, I-91 North (Hartford, Springfield). Follow I-91 directions above.

Route 15 (Wilbur Cross/Merritt Parkways):

From north: Take Exit 61. Drive south on Whitney Avenue for approximately five miles. At the intersection with Sachem Street, turn right onto Sachem. At the first stoplight, turn left onto Prospect St. The second building on your left is the department.

From south: Take Exit 57. Drive east on Route 34 (Derby Avenue) for five miles to the fork of Derby Avenue and George Street (three blocks past the Yale Athletic Fields). Bear right on George Street. Continue on George Street to York Street. Turn left on York Street and then the third right on Elm Street. Continue on Elm for two blocks. Turn left onto College St. at the second stoplight. Continue to drive straight through two stoplights. After the second stoplight, the department is about a block on the right.

TRAIN

Metro-North (a subsidiary of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority) features hourly commuter service to New Haven from Grand Central Station in New York (see schedules or call 800 638-7646).

Amtrak features travel times of 141 minutes between New Haven and Boston and 89 minutes between New Haven and New York Penn Station (see schedules or call 800-USA-RAIL). The train station is also served by several bus lines, such as Greyhound and Peter Pan.

The train station is a twenty minute walk from campus and local taxi service is available (fare is approximately $5). A free Yale Shuttle service operates from 6pm to 7:30am for those with a Yale ID.

AIRPLANE

Tweed New Haven Airport (4 miles from campus) has taxi, bus and car rental services. Hartford Bradley International Airport (53 miles), LaGuardia International Airport (72 miles), Kennedy International Airport (80 miles) and Newark International Airport (92 miles) feature shuttle service to and from New Haven by companies such as Prime Time Shuttle (800 RED-VANS), Connecticut Limousine (800 320-7298) and Fitzgerald Airport Express (800 468-7287).

PARKING

On street metered parking is available in front of the department and around campus. After 4 p.m., visitors may park in lot adjacent to the department.