Public Transportation

There is no public transportation directly to the Lewis Walpole Library or connecting the library with the Yale New Haven campus.

The closest train station to the Lewis Walpole Library is the Hartford Union Station in Hartford, Connecticut. It is necessary to take a cab from the train station to the Library, about ten miles away.

There is a train running several times a day between New Haven and Hartford and/or Springfield, Massachusetts, stopping in Hartford  on the Hartford Line which, together with the Amtrak “Shuttle” service, offers frequent service between the cities. 

There is one Amtrak train from New York’s Penn Station which goes directly through Hartford each day (the “Vermonter”) arriving during the library’s open hours. The second Amtrak train from New York gets into Hartford after the library has closed. Alternatively, it is possible to take a Metro North train from New York’s Grand Central Station to New Haven’s Union Station, and change to the Hartford Line or Amtrak “Shuttle” train service which stops in Hartford en route to Springfield, Mass.

There is a bus from Bradley Airport to downtown Hartford. The 30-Bradley Flyer route provides semi-express bus service to Bradley International Airport for a low local bus fare. The Bradley Flyer provides direct service to the Connecticut Convention Center and Union Station in Hartford. The trips operate approximately hourly between downtown Hartford and all the terminals at the airport, seven days a week. 

Megabus now offers service to Hartford, including service between New Haven and Hartford.

There is a Peter Pan bus route with a stop in Farmington at 12 Batterson Road.

The library is not within walking distance from either the train station or the bus stops. It is necessary to make arrangements for a taxi to take you from the train or bus to the library, and it is advisable to make these arrangements, particularly from the bus, in advance.

From JFK in New York

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