How to get to New Haven?

New Haven’s Union Station (NHV) serves the MetroNorth New Haven Line, Shore Line East, Amtrak trains, and Greyhound buses. 

Getting from Union Station to the rest of New Haven:

  • CT Transit provides a FREE shuttle bus Monday through Friday from Union Station to the New Haven Green (the center of downtown). Click here for the CT Transit Shuttle schedule.
  • The Yale shuttles (see below) runs regularly from Union Station, through downtown, and through many of the neighborhoods where you will be staying. No Yale ID is needed to ride the Yale shuttle.
  • Taxis (see below)

Coming from New York

New Haven is only an hour and a half drive from NYC, or you can take the commuter train, Metro North, from Grand Central or Harlem-125th St. Prices are $16.25 (off peak) or 21.50 (peak) each way. You can find the train schedules at (Trains run roughly every 20 minutes on Friday night, 10/30).

Coming from Boston

New Haven is a two hour drive from Boston. You can also take Amtrack or Megabus! Price are highly variable depending on how soon you book your tickets, it can be as cheap as $1! So don’t wait!!

We want all dancers to move to, from, and about New Haven conveniently, safely, and affordably, so please consider all of the transportation options available. If there’s a transport option missing from the list, please email (yes, the housing email).


How to get around in New Haven?


If you are driving to New Haven, please consider carpooling with other dancers! Before, during, and after ECX, rideshares will be most welcome.


  • On-street parking is free and widely available in most of the East Rock neighborhood. Some neighborhoods are zoned for residential permit-parking, so ask your host and check the signage.
  • Metered parking is free after 9pm Monday through Saturday, and free all day Sunday. Otherwise, it costs $1.50 per hour.
    • A parking ticket will cost you $20.
  • Many Yale parking lots are free and open 4pm Friday through 7am Monday.
  • Park New Haven operates many lots and parking garages throughout downtown New Haven.

Click here to view the Yale Parking Map.

Yale Shuttle

You do not need a Yale ID to ride the Yale Shuttle! The shuttle lines connect many of the neighborhoods where our venues are and our dancers reside. To view routes and track shuttles in real time, go to There’s a free smartphone app for the shuttles.

Please note that after 6pm, certain shuttle lines provide door-to-door service in certain regions.

Yale affiliates, please remember the Yale SafeRide service requires only your netID and provides door-to-door rides from 6pm to 6am. You can have guests ride with you too!

CT Transit (local buses)

CT Transit provides bus service throughout Connecticut and manages the public New Haven bus routes. A 1-day pass is $3 and a 3-day pass is $7.50. For their route and timetable information, visit


New Haven is served by many taxi companies. The largest local taxi service is Metro Taxi (203-777-7777). Lyft rides are also available in New Haven.


Many enjoy biking around New Haven. MetroNorth and Shore Line East trains can accommodate bicycles, and  CT Transit buses and Yale shuttles are equipped with bike racks.

Please remember to obey all traffic rules and use bike lanes as available. Check out the New Haven Bike Map to find the safest and easiest routes here.

Don’t forget your bike lock! The New Haven and Yale Police Departments recommend U-Locks.