Living car-free in New Haven is possible because many goods and services are within bicyling and walking distance to campus. Additionally, there are an increasing number of transportation options including Yale’s free shuttle system, planes, trains, buses, Zipcars, and car rentals which provide access to virtually anywhere, without the financial or logistical burdens of car ownership. Car-free transportation often provides a faster and more relaxing way to travel. How much could you save on gas and expenses by not driving? Find out here!
Below we provide information on what’s available and how you can access it. For detailed information on what’s in your neighborhood, try Walkscore.com, a great resource for new and old residents alike.
How do I get…
All of the locations below can be reached by CTTransit, or by simply taking out a Zipcar for as little as an hour. Get directions using Google Transit. Enter in your home address and the destination address, click “get directions,” and Google will tell you how to get there by train or bus. The CTTransit bus costs $1.75 each way–or purchase a 10 ride ticket for $15.75 here.
To view all greater New Haven, CT Transit Routes click here.
- Elm City Market - 777 Chapel Street, New Haven
- Peapod Online Grocery Delivery Service
- Edge of the Woods Natural Market – 379 Whalley Avenue, New Haven
- Nica’s Market - 603 Orange Street, New Haven
- Trader Joe’s - 560 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT
- Whole Foods - 1686 Boston Post Road Milford, CT
- Stop & Shop - 150 Whalley Avenue, New Haven
- view all Stop & Shop locations (type in “06511” for closest location to Yale’s Central Campus)
- C-Town in Fair Haven - 325 Ferry Street, New Haven, CT
- Shop Rite - 2100 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT AND 1131 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT
- Local grocery stores within walking distance - enter your home address on the Walkscore website
- Specialty grocery stores in and around New Haven
CTTransit G(2) bus 203-624-0151
- Take the CTTransit New Haven/Hartford Express Bus or the Megabus to Hartford’s Union Station, then take the Bradley Flyer to the airport.
New York: La Guardia/JFK
- GO Airport Shuttle 1-(866)-2-TheAir or 1-866-284-3247 Option 1
- GO Airport Shuttle 1-(866)-2-TheAir or 1-866-284-3247 Option1
- IKEA - 450 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT
- Walmart (Fair Haven) - 315 Foxon Blvd, New Haven, CT
- Target - 200 Universal Drive North, North Haven, CT
- Connecticut Post Mall - 1201 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
- Bed Bath & Beyond - 2045 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT
- PC Richard and Son - 19 Universal Drive, North Haven, CT
- Best Buy - 398 Universal DR N, North Haven, CT
- Home Depot - 111 Universal Drive North, North Haven, CT
- Lowes - 115 Foxon Blvd., New Haven, CT
- Staples - 2335 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT
- BJ’s - Universal Drive North, North Haven, CT
- Barnes and Noble - 470 Universal Drive, North Haven, CT
- Lighthouse Park - 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT
- East Shore Park - Woodward Ave & Tuttle St, New Haven
- Milford Beaches - Milford, CT
- East Rock Park - New Haven, CT
- West Rock Park - Bethany, CT
- Edgewood Park - Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT
- Yale Bowl - 81 Central Avenue, New Haven, CT
- Hammonasset State Park - 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT
- Sleeping Giant State Park - 200 Mount Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT
Other things to do
Yale’s Commuter benefits program allows faculty and staff to pay for use of bus, train, car/vanpooling, and off-campus parking with pre-tax dollars automatically deducted from your paycheck. Follow the steps below to start saving!
Please note that, depending on which service you use for transit, there may be a few additional steps throughout the process. For assistance, contact Employee Services at 203-432-5552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Learn about your transportation options here. Get a personalized assessment of what options will work best for you with CTride’s Commuter Counseling program.
- Not sure if you’re ready to sign up? CTrides also offers a free 10-trip bus pass or vanpool for first time commuters.
- Login to the Yale Portal.
- Click the ‘My Benefits’ link, under ‘My Yale.’
- Click the ‘Benefits’ button from the Workday homepage.
- Select the Commuter/Transit link, under ‘External Links.’
- Under ‘Take Action’ on the right-hand side choose ‘Enroll for Commuter at Wired Commute.’
- Roll over the ‘Place an Order’ tab, and select the option which applies to you.
- You can now choose if you want to purchase a general card/voucher which can be used with various services, or purchase credit for a specific service.
- A pop-up window will appear. Different services will lead to different windows, but there will be options to specify how much you’ll be using the transit service each month and whether you would like to receive the card/voucher for multiple months.
- Fill out your shipping information, and you’re done!
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