Plan Your Travel


Most visitors arriving by air will fly into the New York City airports - John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark (EWR) in New Jersey. 

There are two airports in Connecticut, Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford and Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (HVN) in New Haven. Tweed is a regional airport which routes all connecting flights through Philadelphia. While convenient for its proximity to New Haven, flights are usually more costly and connections times can be inconvenient. Bradley International Airport is marketed as the “no hassle” alternative to the New York City airports.  It is served by all major airlines with non-stop flights to many major U.S. cities as well as some international destinations.

For a more detailed overview of the airports in our region, visit the Transportation Options website.

Ground Transportation to New Haven 

There are livery services, shuttles, and trains all with very broad schedules to get you from the local airports to New Haven.

For more information about transportation options from area airports, visit the Ground Transportation website. 

Please note, if you are arriving from outside of the US, and are not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, it can take several house to clear the US Customs and Immigration control at the airport. 

  • If you are arriving to a New York City area airport in the late evening, please consider the time it takes to clear US Customs and Immigration Control when making transportation arrangements to ensure you do not miss your train or shuttle departure time.


MacMillan Center Arrival

We will coordinate with you on your arrival date to ensure that we can welcome you and help you get started on your first day. If you have any specific needs for your work, teaching, or research, please be sure to communicate those to your Council or Program Manager so that they can have these things ready for you. The Council or Program Manager will serve as your primary contact once you arrive and be available to assist you as you settle in here at Yale.