For up-to-date information on transportation updates, visit the Path Forward website.
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:
Camel Ride by Lyft
Connecticut College has partnered with Lyft to provide students a new mobility resource for improved, reliable ride access to the locations previously served by the Camel Van Shuttle Service. Students will receive 4 free rides per month up to $12 each to/from specific locations that will be accessible directly through your personal Lyft app.
- 4 free rides per month up to $12 per ride
- Available 9am-10pm 7 days/wk
- To or from the locations listed below
- Valid on Standard Lyft rides only
Rides must be between Connecticut College campus and the locations listed below to be eligible for the discount (please refer to the geofence locations below which show the exact locations you can be picked up and dropped off). Rides must start or end at one of the listed locations and the only included campus location is on Cro Blvd in front of Smith at the benches by the Camel Transportation by Lyft sign. When booking in the Lyft app enter Smith Hall as the destination on campus.
- Church of the City
- Church of Latter Day Saints
- Cro Blvd
- Crystal Mall
- Friends Religious Society
- Groton Bible Chapel
- Harkness Memorial State Park
- Islamic Center of New London
- Merciful Redemption Church
- New London Mall
- New London Train Station
- Ocean Beach
- Regal Waterford Theater
- Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church
- Shiloh Baptist Church
- Social Security Office
- Waterford Commons
- Waterford Walmart
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 fill out this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t yet have a Lyft account? Download the app and create an account to get started.
Tips For Riding Smart with Lyft:
- Verify your ride by making sure the license plate number, driver information, and car make and model match what you see in the app.
- Share your location and route with a friend or loved one from within the Lyft app so they can follow your ride in real time.
- Follow the Lyft vehicle on GPS via the app.
- Ask the driver to say who they are picking up.
- Learn more about how to ride smart with Lyft.
Lyft’s Health Safety Program
In response to COVID-19, Lyft launched a Health Safety Program, which includes:
- Personal health certification for drivers and riders
- Required face masks for drivers and riders
- Health safety education for drivers and riders
- Distribution of cleaning supplies and masks for drivers
- Read more about the program on the Lyft website.
Additional Program Information
- If you request a ride that doesn’t meet the criteria, you will not see the discount shown on your ride confirmation screen and you will pay out of pocket.
- Prices may be impacted by distance, traffic, time of day, special events and prime time surcharges.
Questions? Please fill out this form or contact email@example.com
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)
- The charge will be billed directly to your student account.
- To make a reservation: Please fill out the proper academic year form below.
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 860-439-2250.
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.
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 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