Security, Transportation, and Travel

Security, Transportation, and Travel


Your safety and security is no laughing matter at Yale. It is the university’s top priority that every student feel safe and secure during his or her time at Yale, and these are some of the services and offices that help achieve that.

For an emergency, call 911

Otherwise, call Yale Police (203) 432-4400.

Yale Security Walking Escort (at

6pm-6am, Call (203) 432-9255

Blue Phones

Red emergency buttons for direct connection to the University Police for police, fire, or medical emergencies and a keypad for dialing any campus number. You can find a map of the Emergency Blue phones on campus at

Shuttle Information

New Haven is beautiful, and when the sun is out and the birds are singing, who doesn’t want to take brisk walk in the historic shade of the elm and stone? For all those other days, the Yale Shuttle is here. (

Real-Time Shuttle Locations

Download the TransLoc app, or visit

Nighttime Door-to-Door Shuttles

6pm-6am, Call (203) 432-6330, dial 3 at the prompt.

To-Door Shuttles

6pm-1am, from the Law School and the Medical School (333 Cedar St.), open to all students, runs every half hour.

Yale Night Shuttle


Shuttle Tips

Yale shuttles are ideal for getting around campus and New Haven, especially if you don’t want to spend a dime. Shuttle routes and schedules are tailored to students’ needs, which means they change according to the day and time. The best way to learn about them is to check out the shuttle website ( But here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
Many shuttle routes change at 6pm, so if that’s when you want to leave the lab or office, make sure you double check the shuttles before heading out.

  • For getting around East Rock and downtown New Haven, the Blue, Orange, and Red lines are your best bets.
  • If you need to get to West Campus, look out for the Green and Purple lines.
  • The Blue line goes to Stop & Shop on weekends, so hop on if you need groceries, but be careful if you want a quick ride home.
  • The Red line will take you to Union Station on weekdays, but on the weekends, it’s the Blue line.

Travel Around New Haven

When it comes to traveling around New Haven, the Yale Shuttle system and Uber are your best bets. Should you need any other service, here’s a list of the ones we recommend. (

Yale Shuttle System

Uber (

CT Transit (fares: $1.30 each way,


Metro Taxi 203-777-7777
Yellow Taxi 203-777-7770
Equamex Taxi 203-624-3333

Travel Out of New Haven

New Haven is great, but sometimes you just need a change of scenery. If you don’t own a car, here are some ways to make that happen. (


Yale discount (

Rental Cars

Yale discount (at

CT Transit


MTA Metro-North Railroad




Connecticut Limo

To and from Bradley Airport, JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark. $30-$70 for a one-way ticket. Yale discount applies. (

Go Airport Shuttle

To and from JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, and White Plains-Westchester. The fare is about $50 one-way with the student discount. (

Bradley International Airport

North of Hartford. The most convenient international airport, nevertheless beware higher prices than those you’d pay flying from Newark or JFK.

Tweed New Haven Airport

155 Burr St., New Haven, Service to Philadelphia and via Philadelphia. (

Peter Pan Bus Lines

For New England stops. (


Combine with an MTA ticket to get to Philadelphia and Washington DC. (


New Haven to Boston via Hartford (

Pro Tip: A Cheap Way to JFK and LGA

Take the Metro North Train to Grand Central Station. Outside Grand Central, buy tickets from NYC Airporter agents who run shuttle buses to both JFK and LaGuardia Airports. To JFK ($16) and to LGA ($14). Shuttles run every 30-45 minutes and take you directly to your terminal.

Having a Car in New Haven

Graduate students with cars should remember:

Connecticut gives you 60 days to register your car in the state. For more information, visit

Parking on campus often requires an application and permit. For information on where to park and how to apply for a permit, be sure to visit