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Two major highways pass by the city, many trains and buses come through, so it's easy to go to and from New Haven.




Boston MA: 138 miles (222 km) NE

New York City: 75 miles (121 km) SW

Hartford CT: 36 miles (58 km) N

Hyannis, Cape Cod MA: 176 miles (283 km) E

New London CT: 46 miles (74 km) E

Providence RI: 103 miles (166 km) NE


Frequent commuter trains operated on the New Haven Line by Metro North depart New York City's Grand Central Terminal hourly from about 7am until after midnight on weekdays, with even more frequent runs during rush hours.

The trip by Metro North to New Haven takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Service on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays is almost as frequent, with trains at least every 2 hours.

The big advantages of the Metro North trains over Amtrak (see below) are lower fares, more frequent trains, and the convenience of Grand Central Terminal (Midtown Manhattan).

Amtrak runs trains daily between New York City's Penn Station and Boston's South Station along the coastal route via New Haven.

Amtrak trains are more comfortable than Metro North trains, but an Amtrak ticket costs significantly more than a Metro North ticket.

Train travel times between New Haven and:

New York City: 1-1/2 hours

New London CT: 1-1/4 hours

Mystic CT: 1-1/2 hours

Boston MA: 3 hours


Greyhound and Peter Pan operate daily buses between New York City, New Haven, and Hartford.

They also have services between New York and New London, and on to Providence RI and Cape Cod MA. The trip from New York City to New Haven takes about 1 or 1-1/2 hours, depending on stops. More...

CT Transit also operates inter-city buses in southwestern Connecticut. More...


New Haven is easily reached from New York City via I-95, but this road carries heavy truck and commuter traffic.

A more pleasant alternative from New York is to take the Hutchinson River Parkway to the Merritt Parkway and the Wilbur Cross Parkway (both toll roads).

From Hartford, take I-91 south to Meriden, then the Wilbur Cross Parkway. From the east, I-95 is the only fast road.


Because of the efficient bus and train transportation between New Haven and New York City and its many airports, most travelers going to New Haven come via New York. More...

For the record, Hartford's Bradley International Airport is 53 miles (85 km) north of New Haven, and Providence's T F Green Airport is 96 miles (155 km) east.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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