Campus bus stop location at Williams Street and Chapel Way (near Arboretum Main Entrance)
M-F pick-up is 6:45 am to 10:45 pm (every hour :45 after the hour) arriving at New London Union Station (Water Street) at :55 after the hour. There are also stops in the City before getting to Union Station that may be more convenient.
Saturday pick-up is 6:45 am, 7:45 am, and 8:45 am then every two hours to 10:45 pm (:45 after the hour)
Sunday no service
Downtown New London to Campus
New London Union Station (Water Street)
M-F pick-up is 6:00 am to 10:00 pm at the top of the hour (every hour :00) arriving at Campus bus stop at :05 after the hour
Saturday pick-up is 6:00 am to 8:00 pm every two hours with additional pick-ups at 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm (:00 after the hour).
New London Smart Ride Service
New London Smart Ride Service
August 2022-November 30, 2022 free for all riders (show you Conn ID for the College and SEAT to track usage)
After November 30, 2022 there is a fare but it is a free service to students using the Token Transit Mobile Tickets (the College will be charged the fare)
Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 8:00pm for locations within city limits of New London - see map (trips that start or end outside of the city limits will not be accepted)
Sunday no service
Download the SEAT Connect app to use this New London on-demand ride service
Login to your account on the app using your cell phone number.
Purchase a ticket every time you ride using the app. Each ticket will be free to you and will be charged to the College.
Show your ticket in the app to the driver when stepping onto the bus.
CAMEL RIDE BY LYFT
Connecticut College partners with Lyft to provide students with discounted transportation to specific ride locations in the area. Students will receive 4 discounted rides (2 round trip rides) per month up to $15 each to/from specific locations that will be accessible directly through your personal Lyft app. You can maximize the number of rides per month by sharing rides with friends.
4 discounted rides per month up to $15 per ride
Available 9am-10pm 7 days/wk to locations in Waterford and Groton
Available 9am-10pm on Sundays to locations in New Londonrford and Groton
Valid on Standard Lyft rides only
Rides must be between Connecticut College campus and the locations listed below to be eligible for the discount. Rides must start or end at one of the listed locations. The pick-up/drop-off location on campus is Smith House (270 Mohegan Ave). This location corresponds to the benches outside of Smith/Burdick along Cro Blvd.
Eligible locations for on-demand transportation:
Everyday use Lyft for eligible locations in Waterford and Groton
Monday to Saturday use SEAT New London Smart Ride for rides to ANY location within New London city limits (not limited to eligible locations)
Sundays use Lyft for rides to eligible locations in New London
New London Union Station (Amtrak, Shoreline to Metro North)
New London Mall (ShopRite, Marshalls, Home Goods, Panda Buffet, Chilis, and others)
Social Security Administration
Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church
Church of the City
Shiloh New London Church
Islamic Center of New London
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Church of Latter Day Saints
Regal Cinemas Waterford
Waterford Commons (Best Buy, Party City, Panera, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and others)
Waterford Walmart (Walmart, Lowes, Dollar Tree, Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob’s)
Friends Religious Society
Harkness Memorial State Park
Groton Shopping Center (ALDI, TJ Maxx, Goodwill, Dollar Tree)
Groton Bible Chapel
Merciful Redemption Church
Islamic Center of New London in Groton-16 Fort Street, Groton.
How to Sign-Up
Check your Conn email inbox for an invitation from Lyft, and follow the steps to sign up. Once you click the link and join, the Camel Ride discount will now be applied to eligible Lyft rides during your time as a Conn student.
If you did not receive an invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t yet have a Lyft account? Download the app and create an account to get started.
Additional Lyft Program Information
If you request a ride that doesn’t go to the locations above, you will not see the discount shown on your ride confirmation screen and the ride will not be covered by the College program.
Prices may be impacted by distance, traffic, time of day, special events and prime time surcharges.
Please use type this promo code-CAMELRIDE into the "Payment - Add Lyft Pass" section of your Lyft mobile app.
When walking, biking, and running between campus and downtown New London. There are a couple of routes that are recommended.
Williams Street--Huntington Street--State Street route
Williams Street--Broad Street--State Street route
Both of these routes are roughly 2 miles between State Street and the Williams Street entrance to campus. Please see the map for a visual reference of these two routes.
Please do not attempt to walk between downtown and campus by walking from Bank Street to Water Street and onto RT 32 (Mohegan Ave). This route will lead you onto the large highway-like overpasses that are not designed for pedestrians, runners, or bikes.
Bikes are a great way to get around campus and the region. Bike racks are available in many locations on campus and in the City of New London; however you will want to bring your own locking device. 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.
New London is served by Amtrak, with convenient rail service to and from New York; Boston; Providence; Washington, D.C. and beyond. Visit the Amtrak website for travel specials, reservations, schedules and station hours, or call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
From New London you can also travel to New Haven and stops along the way using CT Rail Shoreline East and in New Haven switch to MTA Metro-North to get to NY City or stops in between New Haven and NY City.
New London's Union Station at 27 Water Street is accessible via SEAT Fixed Route Bus, New London Smart Ride, and Lyft (on Sundays).
Yellow Cab Company: 860-443-4321
Port City Taxi: 860-444-9222
THE FLYING CAMEL
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.
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 email@example.com or 860-439-2250.