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Prepare for your trip

Whether you’re planning a day trip or a more extended stay, we’ve got you covered. Check out maps, parking info, and more.

Plan Your Visit

The Yale Visitor Center is located at 149 Elm Street, across the street from the New Haven Green.

Hours: Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours require reservations.

The Visitor Center will be closed on Monday May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day), Wednesday June 19, 2024 (Juneteenth) and Thursday July 4, 2024 (Independence Day) in observance of official Yale University holidays.
 

Parking & Directions

On-street metered parking convenient to the Visitor Center is available on Elm Street, and commercial parking facilities are located throughout the city.

From the north
Connect to I-91 North in New Haven; take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street) and follow directions below for I-91.

From the south
Connect to I-91 North in New Haven (left exit); take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street) and follow directions below for I-91.

From the north or south
Take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street). Stay in the middle lane and continue straight onto Trumbull Street to the fourth traffic light. Turn left onto Prospect Street and continue to the second traffic light. Turn left onto Elm Street. The Visitor Center is located on the left-hand side of the street, opposite the New Haven Green.

From the north
Take Exit 61. Drive south on Whitney Avenue for approximately five miles. Crossing Trumbull Street, Whitney Avenue becomes Temple Street. Continue on Temple Street to the first traffic light and turn right onto Grove Street. Continue on Grove Street one block and turn left onto College Street. Continue for 2 blocks and turn left onto Elm Street. The Visitor Center is located on the left-hand side of the street, opposite the New Haven Green.

From the south
Take Exit 57. Drive east on Route 34 (Derby Avenue) for approximately five miles past the Yale Athletic Fields. Turn left onto Route 10 North, Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. Proceed to the fifth traffic light and turn right onto Whalley Avenue. Whalley becomes Broadway in 1 mile, and Broadway becomes Elm Street in another .2 miles. Continue on Elm for 2-1/2 blocks. The Visitor Center is located on the left-hand side of the street, opposite the New Haven Green.

From the west
Drive east on Route 34 (Derby Avenue) for approximately five miles past the Yale Athletic Fields. Turn left onto Route 10 North, Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. Proceed to the fifth traffic light and turn right onto Whalley Avenue. Whalley becomes Broadway in 1 mile, and Broadway becomes Elm Street in another .2 miles. Continue on Elm for 2-1/2 blocks. The Visitor Center is located on the left-hand side of the street, opposite the New Haven Green.

Hartford/Springfield Bradley International Airport (BDL) is 53 miles from campus in Windsor Locks, CT. 

Tweed New Haven Airport is 10 minutes from the Yale campus by car or taxi. There is frequent limousine service from other major airports.

Other airports:

At the New Haven railroad station, take a taxi to the Visitor Center. The taxi stand is located in front of Union Station. The Visitor Center is located at 149 Elm Street.

Where to Stay

To assist you in your travel preparations, we maintain a list of accommodations close to campus in New Haven and nearby towns. 

Accessibility

The Yale Visitor Center wants to make certain that individuals with special needs will be able to access all of the programs and tours scheduled through the center.

If you or a member of your group believe that they will require a specific accommodation, please notify the Visitor Center as soon as possible.

Accommodations such as assistive listening devices and interpreters may be arranged by contacting the office at 203-432-2302. Please make this request at least 2 weeks in advance of the date needed.