Getting to New Haven and Around Campus

Information about trains, airports, parking, and Reunion Shuttles


Please see the Campus Maps, Directions & Parking section of this website for information about parking, directions to Pierson-Sage Garage (where alumni may park for free for the weekend) and campus maps.


New Haven’s Union Station is served by both Metro North (877-690-5116) and Amtrak (800-872-7245).  The campus is a short ride by taxi, Reunion Shuttle or Yale Transit bus.


Tweed-New Haven airport, offering jet service from US Airways, is the closest to campus – 10 minutes by taxi or reunion shuttle (departures only).  Bradley International Airport, which is just north of Hartford and the New York area airports including:

The Hartford and New York airports are accessible by the airport shuttles which bring travelers to a central campus location.  Advance reservations are required.


Arriving in New Haven
Your ultimate destination when you arrive in New Haven will be your class reunion headquarters (for hours, see Reunion Schedule).  Please arrive at the gate serving as the college's main entrance.  This gate will be marked by a large reunion banner; other college gates are usually locked.  Main entrances are located as follows:

Branford: York St.
Davenport: York St.
Jonathan Edwards: High St. (unload on York St.)
Old Campus: College or High St.
Pierson: York St.
Silliman: College St.

At headquarters, you will receive final programs and name badges. Those staying on campus will receive room assignments and keys.

Alumni staying in the college who arrive by train or air should go directly to headquarters.  If arriving by car, we recommend that you park at Pierson-Sage Garage and take the Reunion Shuttle to Headquarters.

Late Arrivals
If you will be staying on campus and arriving after headquarters closes, arrangements can be made in advance for someone to greet you.  Please note your estimated arrival time in the space for special housing requests when you register.  Late arrivals who are staying at a hotel may check in at the hotel at any time.  We look forward to welcoming you at reunion headquarters the following morning.

For day and overnight visitors, AYA recommends parking in Yale's Pierson-Sage Garage on Whitney Ave. north of the Peabody Museum and using the Reunion Shuttle to get around campus.  Parking on the street is subject to meters, ticketing and towing; public lots and garages are usually not open 24 hours a day or on Sunday; and Yale lots have either limited or no access.  (See Campus Maps, Parking and Directions for more information.)

Reunion Shuttle
The AYA Reunion Shuttle services the train station, official reunion hotels, Pierson-Sage Garage, Tweed-New Haven airport (Sunday departures only), the residential colleges, Old Campus, and most other campus locations.

The Reunion Shuttle and Yale Transit bus pick up arrivals at the train station and Pierson-Sage Garage two to three times an hour throughout the weekend.  Look for "Yale College Reunions" signs on buses and vans.  During peak times, there may be an additional wait if a given Shuttle is full.  If you prefer, you may also call a taxi at (203) 777-7777.

Parents bringing children should note that Connecticut state law requires the use of car seats for young children.  Reunion Shuttles are not equipped with car seats, so families using the Shuttle should bring their own or ride at their own risk.

Reunion Shuttle Hours
Thursday: Noon – Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 7:30 am – 1:30 am

Sunday: 7 am – 3 pm