There are lots of ways to explore New London and the surrounding region. Here are just a few of the options available to help you get where you want to go:
The Camel Van, a free shuttle service, provides transportation to downtown New London and to retail and entertainment venues in the area. Stops include New London’s Union Station, the New London Mall, Crystal Mall, Target, Waterford Commons, Waterford Regal Cinemas and Walmart. The van operates Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday throughout the academic year.
Pick up locations
- Benches along Cro Boulevard adjacent to Smith & Burdick houses
The Flying Camel Airport Shuttle
The Flying Camel Airport Shuttle provides affordable shuttle transportation between the Connecticut College campus and the following airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, New York), T.F. Green Airport (PVD, Providence, RI) and limited service to/from Bradley International Airport (BDL, Hartford, CT). The shuttle service is offered at the beginning and end of the academic year. It is also offered during fall, Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks.
Shuttle rates are as follows:
- John F. Kennedy International Airport: $60 (each way)
- T.F. Green Airport: $30 (each way)
- Bradley International Airport: $30 (each way)
- The charge will be billed directly to your student account.
- To make a reservation: Please fill out the proper academic year form below.
- 2020-2021 Academic Year
- 2019-2020 Academic Year
Flying Camel Reservation Deadline: One week before the scheduled departure date & time of the shuttle to avoid a surcharge. No reservation will be honored with less than three business days' notice. Reservation cancellations with less than 48 hours' notice will not be refunded.
The transportation email account is not monitored on breaks, weekends or holidays. If you are planning to use the Flying Camel for return transportation from the airport, both reservations must be made prior to the start of the college break.
Departure times listed are the time at which the Flying Camel van will depart from each location. All Flying Camel shuttles will pick up students in front of the College Center at Crozier-Williams.
For questions regarding the Flying Camel Airport Shuttle, contact the transportation department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-439-3700.
Bikes are a great way to get around campus and the region. Bike racks are available in many locations on campus; however you will want to bring your own locking devices. We also encourage you to register your bicycle with Campus Safety at no cost. Bikes can be stored in some residence halls; however motorbikes are not permitted in the residences.
The SEAT Bus is a convenient and affordable way to get off campus and travel to some of Greater New London’s most popular destinations, including downtown, the train station, New London Shopping Center, Crystal Mall, Waterford Commons, Ocean Beach and Mohegan Sun Casino.
Campus bus stop
The Connecticut College bus stop is located on Williams Street, across from the Williams Street campus entrance, just south of the Arboretum entrance.
From the campus bus stop, the bus goes through Hodges Square and eventually arrives at the SEAT Bus Transportation Center in downtown New London, next to the train station (takes about 10 minutes.) If your final destination is not downtown, you can transfer for free to one of the other buses -- Bus 12, Bus 13, Bus 14 or Bus 15 -- that go to different locations throughout New London and Waterford.
Fare for one-way is $2.00. Exact change, passes or tickets are all acceptable forms of payment; bus operators will not make change. You can buy ticket books for $18 at the post office.
Zipcar for local or longer treks
We have three Zipcars on campus that are available for rent to members of the campus community age 18 or older. Students, faculty and staff are able to join Zipcar at Zipcar.com/connecticutcollege and make reservations 24 hours a day and up to a year in advance.
New London is served by Amtrak, with convenient rail service to and from New York; Boston; Providence; Washington, D.C. and beyond. New London's Union Station at 27 Water Street is just a 10-minute taxi or bus ride (approx. $7-$10) from the College. Taxis are available in front of the station. (See "Taxis" section below.)
Visit the Amtrak website for travel specials, reservations, schedules and station hours, or call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
Cars on campus
You may find that you don’t need a car at Connecticut College. There are numerous transportation alternatives, including Zipcar, the Camel Van shuttle, SEAT (the local city bus) and several taxi services. Many students also use bicycles to get around campus and off. If you still think you’ll need to bring a car to campus, learn more about motor vehicle registration and parking rules.
Plug these numbers into your phone. You never know when you might need them!
Harry’s Taxi 860-444-2255
Port City Taxi 860-444-9222
Yellow Cab Co. 860-443-4321