Department of Physics
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511-8499
P.O. Box 208120
New Haven, CT 06520-8120
Although driving is not the most sustainable option, here are some tips to reduce fuel consumption.
Take I-91 North in New Haven
Exit I-91 at Trumbull Street (Exit 3), proceed along Trumbull and turn right onto Whitney Avenue. Turn left on Sachem as you approach Prospect Street you will see Ingalls Rink (the big whale). Turn right onto Prospect Street and turn left into the parking lot (Lot 26V). For weekend parking you can park in either lot 26V (Ingalls Rink Lot) or 16V (Whitney Avenue Lot) for free. Please note that if there is a home hockey game there will be a $2.00/hour charge for lot 26V. Click here for detailed map.
The Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory is located behind Bass which is on the left-hand side of Kline courtyard. JW Gibbs Lab is the large aqua colored building at the far end of Kline courtyard. The main physics building, Sloane Physics Laboratory, is located near the base of the tall tower (Kline Biology Laboratory) across from the walking entrance to the Prospect Sachem Garage. See detailed map.
The Chairman's Office is on the first floor (Rm. 34 Sloane Physics).
Distances are 140 miles from Boston, 70 miles from NYC, 50 miles from Bradley airport just north of Hartford, and roughly 6 miles from Tweed airport in New Haven.
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Shoreline East provides fast and easy transportation between New London and New Haven. Shoreline East offers monthly and 10-trip passes. See below for transportation information to the train stations.
Metro North offers train transportation to and from New Haven to New York City with stops in between. Metro North offers monthly and 10-trip passes. See below for transportation information to the train stations.
Amtrak provides train service between Vermont and New Haven. Additionally, Amtrak provides train access between Boston and Washington, D.C. at prices that are competitive with air travel. Amtrak offers monthly and 10-trip tickets pass.
There are multiple options for getting to campus from the train station depending on your destination.
The Yale Shuttle and the Commuter Connection Service provide service between both train stations and downtown destinations.
There are multiple bus lines throughout Southern Connecticut. See www.cttransit.com for further information.
Walking and biking are also viable methods for getting to the Physics department. The Canal Greenway is a good route and there are bike racks near Sloane Physics Laboratory which are shown on the Bike Racks map (these two maps were obtained from www.yale.edu/map). Walking and biking directions can also be obtained by going to http://maps.google.com/.