Travel and accommodation
- Nearest International Airport (50 minutes from Yale)
- New Haven Airport (15 minutes to downtown New Haven)
- The New York Airports (Kennedy, La Guardia and Newark, NJ) are approx
2 hours by limousine
- Limo Services: Prime Time Shuttle (Best) – Prime give Yale discount
1. Shuttle service from New York and Newark International Airports. Prime Time Shuttle is the best. Prime Time (also known as "Go Airport") provides shared ride service in a 10 passenger vehicle from New York airports to New Haven at Phelps Gate (Yale) for $54 and $68 to any local hotel. They also provide private car service (see below).
To book (with Yale discount – as above) go to
The trip from JFK to Yale is about 2-3 hours. Trip may take longer if there are drop-offs on the way. Be warned: the ride isn't smooth (tight suspension and bad roads). For an extra sum (about $20) they'll take you to a private address which is useful if you arrive late at night.
Prime also provides the following services:
JFK- private car holds up to 3 passengers with luggage $216.30
JFK- private SUV holds up to 5 passengers with luggage $254.25
JFK- private Van holds up to 10 passengers with luggage $295.65
LGA- private car holds up to 3 passengers with luggage $208.25
LGA- private SUV holds up to 5 passengers with luggage $248.50
LGA- private Van holds up to 10 passengers with luggage 295.65
BDL- private car holds up to 3 passengers with luggage $132.25
BDL- private SUV holds up to 5 passengers with luggage $166.75
BDL- private Van holds up to 10 passengers with luggage 195.50
All include tax, tolls, and a gratuity for the driver. Prime also provides private car service to Newark Airport and Westchester County Airport.
2. Taxi service: Approximately $150 from JFK to Yale. A two-person shared taxi cab at $75 each (less if 3 persons) is slightly more expensive than Prime's Van but you'll reach your destination in well under 2 hours and in greater comfort. Beware of unauthorised cab drivers. Use cabs only from the taxi rank.
3. Railroad services. An airport shuttle will take you to Grand Central Station in New York city for trains to New Haven: if you've got heavy luggage that's not much fun and also involves getting a cab at New Haven from railway to hotel (approx $8).
Rail Commute Time and Cost:
95 minutes from Grand Central to New Haven (Union Station).
Depending on the service (Metro-North/Amtrak et al) cost is around $15.50 for a one-way ticket or $21 for one bought on board; a monthly pass is $336.
4. Download a Yale campus map. You will find maps on HAY "Conference Venues." Choose the Central Campus/Old Campus option. You don't want to arrive late at night in New Haven feeling lost.