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Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut, a small city of 130,000 residents situated two-and-a-half hours south of Boston and one-and-a-half hours north of New York City. New Haven has many attractions. Aside from Yale, the city has a thriving downtown district with parks, shops, museums, hotels, and restaurants. Its neighborhoods are home to historic buildings and diverse communities. Beyond the city limits lie beautiful beaches, peaceful lakes, charming New England towns, and verdant suburbs. New Haven is easily accessible by car, train, bus, and airplane. If you’re a prospective student visiting Yale, stop first at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 38 Hillhouse Avenue. There are many ways to get here. Here are a few links to get you started:
From Route 15 (Wilbur Cross/Merritt Parkways)
• From the north: Take exit 61. Drive south on Whitney Avenue for about five miles. Shortly after passing Sachem Street on your right, the road will split. Stay to the right. You are now on Temple Street. Take an immediate right onto Trumbull Street and the next right onto Hillhouse Avenue. The admissions office at 38 Hillhouse Avenue will be the fourth building on your left.
• From the south: Take the Merritt Parkway to the I-95 exit. Follow the Interstate 95 directions below.
From Interstate 95
Turn off Interstate 95 at the I-91 North (Hartford-Springfield) exit and continue for a short distance. Take exit 3 (Trumbull Street). Follow the Interstate 91 directions below.
From Interstate 91
Take exit 3 (Trumbull Street). Stay in the middle lane and continue straight on Trumbull Street. At the fourth traffic light (including the light at the end of the exit ramp), turn right onto Hillhouse Avenue. The admissions office at 38 Hillhouse Avenue will be the fourth building on your left.
Undergraduate Admissions visitors may park at Lot 37, an off-street Yale parking lot located on the north side of Trumbull Street, between Hillhouse Avenue and Whitney Avenue (use "79 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT" to locate the parking lot on a GPS device). There is a charge of $2/hr, payable by credit card at the kiosk in the lot. However, please note that this is a very small lot and fills up very quickly each day.
On-street metered parking is also available in front of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on Hillhouse Ave. The Hillhouse Avenue meters take quarters and have enforced five-hour limits ($1.50/hr). On-street metered parking is also available on Sachem Street, one block north of Undergraduate Admissions, between Prospect Street and Hillhouse Avenue. Please be aware of posted signage whenever you park. In some locations near the admissions office, on-street parking is illegal from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and cars may be subject to towing during that time.
We regret that we cannot guarantee availability of parking near Undergraduate Admissions. Please consider both off-street and on-street parking options, and leave ample time (15-20 minutes) before your scheduled events to find a parking space.
Please be aware that there are also several private parking garages within walking distance of the admissions office, including:
• Grove Street Garage (65 Grove St.; $2/hr)
• Audubon Court Garage (78 Audobon St.)
Please visit the Yale visitor parking website or the City of New Haven website for more information and to view area parking maps.
Union Station is minutes from the Yale campus. Metro-North offers frequent train service between New Haven and New York City. For more information, select the link or call 800.638.7646. Amtrak provides train service to New Haven from Vermont, Providence, and Boston to the north, and from Washington, D.C., to the south, at prices that are competitive with air travel. Call 800.872.7245 or select the link for more information. Once you reach Union Station, we suggest that you use a local taxi service to reach the Yale campus. (There’s a taxi stand at the station.) A taxi will cost about $10. Local shuttle and bus services are also available for travel between Union Station and Yale.
Tweed-New Haven Airport (airport code HVN), is approximately four miles from the Yale campus. It is a small regional airport serviced by US Airways via Philadelphia. Taxis, buses, and rental cars are available at Tweed.
Other nearby airports include Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks, CT (53 miles to campus), LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) in New York City (72 miles to campus), Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City (80 miles to campus), and Newark International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ (92 miles to campus). Amtrak provides service 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). Please be sure to make reservations for shuttle services well in advance.
Hotels & Restaurants
New Haven has several fine hotels and many outstanding restaurants. Hotels located on or around campus include:
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street
New Haven Hotel
229 George Street
155 Temple Street
New Haven Hotel
229 George Street
For information about these and other area hotels, as well as restaurants and attractions, please visit INFONewHaven.