Trip to New Haven
Top 5 things to do on a New Haven trip
- Tour Yale University
- Check out East Rock Park
- See the Yale Peabody Museum
- Walk through Chapel Street
- Try one (or all) of New Haven's famous pizzerias in Wooster Square
If you’ve never been to New Haven, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Offering historic neighborhoods, outdoorsy excursions, and museums, there is plenty to explore in New Haven.
In addition, numerous tours can help you navigate New Haven and there are plenty of attractions, such as the East Rock Park, Little Italy, or Chapel Street.
Throughout New Haven you’ll be able to marvel at its historic architecture, shop and dine downtown, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your New Haven trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in New Haven
Our bus to New Haven takes you to Union Station.
Learn more about our most popular routes to New Haven.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your New Haven trip will be a breeze. Besides downtown being easily walk-able, there are many transportation options.
Take advantage of New Haven's public transportation via CT Transit.
Alternatively, taxis and Ubers are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in New Haven
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. New Haven is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a New Haven trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in New Haven would be the Omni New Haven or the New Haven Hotel, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as Days Inn, Quality Inn, or Airbnb’s are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to New Haven.
Nightlife in New Haven
New Haven’s nightlife is constantly growing and so especially lively, you’ll find it may be hard to stay in one place.
When in New Haven, follow Crown and Chapel Street downtown for plenty of restaurants and bars such as Firehouse 12 or Cafe Nine.
While you're in town, check out BAR on Crown Street, which is a famous pizzeria and dance club at night.
Where to shop on your New Haven trip
Whether you’re seeking retail therapy or the perfect souvenir, New Haven will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of New Haven.
On Chapel Street and Crown Street, you'll find plenty of cafes, shops, and boutique stores.
For outlet shopping, check out the Clinton Crossing Premium outlets.
Best free things to do in New Haven
- Yale University Art Gallery
- Peabody Museum of Natural History
- Pardee Morris House
- Knights of Columbus Museum
- Marsh Botanical Gardens
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their New Haven trip.
Home to many lakes and parks, the outdoor attractions are of no cost to you.
See the exhibits in the Yale University Art Gallery or take a walk through Yale's beautiful campus.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to New Haven by walking downtown on Chapel Street or through Little Italy, where it often will be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to New Haven
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a New Haven trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to New Haven, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to New Haven, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming New Haven trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your New Haven trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of New Haven.
On your New Haven trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a New Haven trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.