Car & Bus

For visitors behind the wheel, New Haven is ideally located at the juncture of Interstates 91 and 95, providing seamless access to several surrounding cities in the Northeast. Planning a road trip? You’ve come to the right place. By car, New Haven is approximately 1.5 hours from New York City and less than two hours from Providence, R.I. and Boston, Mass.

When in New Haven, you’ll never have to worry about where to park, thanks to the city’s numerous public lots and parking garages, offering 8,000 economical parking spaces to visitors and residents on wheels. Not sure where to start? Claim your spot on ParkNewHaven’s interactive parking map, updated daily hereThe Shops at Yale also offers convenient parking in close proximity to many retail and dining locations.  

As one of CT’s most tech-friendly cities, New Haven is ‘app’-tly equipped with tools designed to make people’s lives easier, including the goNewHaven app, a custom app that allows visitors to find convenient ways to park, pay, extend, and manage parking sessions around the city. Similarly, the Parkmobile app is available for drivers at every parking meter operated by the city.

When comes to getting from point A to point B in New Haven, the CTtransit system is a game-changer for locals and visitors alike. With frequent stops every two to three blocks, local bus routes offer flexible connections between New Haven’s neighborhoods and urban areas. Other options on four wheels include the Greyhound and Peter Pan bus, as well as car rentals out of Union Station.

For rail passengers, the Union Station Shuttle offers FREE service to off-site parking locations, including the Temple Street Garage and the parking lot at the former Coliseum site. All shuttle trips extend to the New Haven Green, creating easy connections to all other CTtransit local bus routes in New Haven.