Travel Information

Contact Information 

Yale Summer Session                                  Phone: 203-432-2430

P.O. Box 20835                                              Fax: 203-432-2434
New Haven, CT                                              Email:

Address for UPS/FedEx Only:
55 Whitney Avenue, 4th floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Traveling To New Haven

Information about all transportation options to Yale and New Haven is available on the University's Transportation Options web site

Summer Session Map 2016.pdf 


The most common airports used are John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia in New York, Newark International Airport in New Jersey, and Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. There is limited service directly to New Haven via Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport.

 Airport / City


 Distance from Yale 

 John F. Kennedy
 New York, New York       


 80 miles/129km

 New York, New York


 73 miles/117km

 Newark, New Jersey


 93 miles/150km

 Windsor Locks, CT


 52 miles/84km

 New Haven, CT


 5 miles/8km

 Boston, MA


 140 miles/225km

 Theodore Green
 Warwick, RI


 96 miles/155km

Airport Shuttles

If you plan to arrive at John F. Kennedy International (JFK) or LaGuardia Airports (LGA) in New York City (NYC), or Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, the easiest transportation to the Yale University campus is via GO Airport Shuttle or Connecticut Limousine.  The closest drop off point is Phelps Gate.

Connecticut Limousine

 Go Airport Shuttle

1-800-472-5466 (472-LIMO)       
Terminal at Sports Haven
600 Long Wharf Drive
Serves JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Bradley


Door-to-door service to campus gate
Serves JFK and LaGuardia











Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines  service New Haven at Union Station. Local Bus Service is provided by Connecticut Transit.


Taxis meet all trains and buses at Union Station in New Haven and cost approximately $12 to campus.

Metro Taxi, 203-777-7777; Yellow Taxi, 203-777-7770; Ecuamex Taxi, 203-624-3333

 Note: Tip for taxi drivers should average 15% of the total fare depending on the amount of luggage and additional services.


Amtrak offers daily service to New Haven Union Station from Boston and Washington, D.C. via Penn Station in New York,  and also services Newark airport. Metro-North Railroad offers frequent service from Grand Central Station in New York to New Haven.

 Yale Shuttle Bus

Every weekday, from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., two free shuttle buses operate on a designated campus route.  Schedules are available at 221 Whitney Avenue.  There is no shuttle service on May 30 or July 4. A Yale ID is required for free transportation.  Complete information is available on the Yale Shuttle website


Hotels convenient to Yale are:



Download a copy of our Pre-Arrival Guide for International Students for important information including immigration and visas, air travel, paying your bill, what to pack, and more! This booklet will also be mailed with your I-20.


International students who receive an immigration document (I-20) from Summer Session and are living on campus are automatically enrolled and charged a fee for health insurance coverage in the United States. This is provided by UnitedHealthcare Global (UHC Global). There is a $50 deductible for students studying in New Haven, which means you have to pay for the first $50 if you are billed by a doctor or hospital for services.

You will be enrolled approximately 2 weeks before your session begins.

Read more about the plan, getting my ID card and FAQs