Getting to New Haven by Train
New Haven has a rich history in railroads. The Elm City has been a large part of America's railsystem for over 177 years. The New Haven Railroad, at one point, controlled over 2,100 miles of track throughout New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Today, New Haven is just as connected to the rest of the country, on a local as well as a national level. All of the travel options below are available out of Historic Union Station.
Shore Line East Commuter Rail: available at Union and State Street Stations:
**Shore Line East new schedule please visit the website for details**
Shore Line East offers commuter rail service between New Haven and New London for people who love New Haven but can do without the drive into the City. And there's a free shuttle from Union Station to the center of Downtown
*Scared your schedule isn't conducive to a train schedule? Shore Line East will guarantee you a ride home. If you need a ride from work because of an emergency - illness, family crisis, or having to work late unexpectedly - you'll get home, or wherever you need to go. The best news is, the cab fare and gratuity are on Shore Line East. For details, click here.
MTA Metro-North Railroad Service: to and from New York City:
Metro-North offers service on the New Haven Line, connecting to the Harlem and Hudson MTA lines. Hourly trains to and from New York City, often for under $20. Available out of Union Station only.
Amtrak Service is available out of New Haven's Union Station.
Union Station to Downtown
There is a FREE shuttle that runs between Union Station and Downtown New Haven.
For additional information, click HERE