From: Wesleyan Student Assembly [mailto:wsa@wesleyan.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 11:28 AM
Subject: Transportation Tips

Dear Wesleyan Community, 

The WSA Transportation Committee has compiled a list of transportation options that are available to get to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Hartford, and New Haven. We hope these tips will be helpful in the future as you make plans to get off campus. This list will also presently be featured in your e-portfolio.  Please see the list below, and let us know if you have any questions or other transportation feedback. 

Best, 
WSA Transportation Committee
Manon Lefevre, '14, Zachary Malter '13, Nicole Okai, '14, Meherazade Sumariwalla '12 

Wesleyan to Washington D.C. 

 - Wes shuttle to New Haven ($9) + Amtrak ($110 - 130 all the way up to $225 for the Acela Express)

http://www.wesleyan.edu/transportation/newhaven_shuttle.html

http://www.amtrak.com/

 - Wes shuttle to New Haven ($9) + Bus: Greyhound ($56 online fare) 

http://www.wesleyan.edu/transportation/newhaven_shuttle.html

http://www.greyhound.com/

 - CT Transit Bus to Hartford ($1.25 - stops near RiteAid on Main Street)

Bus: MegaBus to NY ($1 – 15 with advanced booking)

Bus: MegaBus to DC ($5 – 25 with advanced booking) 

http://www.cttransit.com/Uploads_Schedules/h_55_wkdysched(3).pdf

http://www.megabus.com

 - Wes break bus to NY Penn ($25) + Greyhound Bus ($17 from Port Authority; $32 from Penn Station) 

http://www.wesleyan.edu/shuttles 

http://www.greyhound.com/

 - Wes break bus to NY Penn ($25) + Amtrak ($130 all the way up to $ 225 for the Acela Express) 

http://www.wesleyan.edu/shuttles

http://www.amtrak.com/

 - By Air – from Bradley Airport, Hartford, Prices Vary 

Typically, the cheapest airline is Southwest

It recently ran at $130 round-trip for winter break as compared to $175 or more for US Air, Delta, Continental

http://www.southwest.com/ 

 

Wesleyan to Philadelphia  

- M-Link bus (on campus at Williams and High St) to Meriden ($1.25) + Amtrak (ranges from $60-$120)

OR

- M-Link bus (on campus at Williams and High St) to Meriden ($1.25) + Amtrak to New Haven ($5-$9) + Metro North to NY ($14-$20)  + NY to Philly (see bus options below)

http://www.middletownareatransit.org/mlink.php

http://www.amtrak.com/

- Wes shuttle to New Haven ($9) + Peter Pan bus (starting at $40)
OR
CT Transit to Hartford ($1.25, stops near RiteAid on Main Street) + Peter Pan Bus (starting at $50)
http://www.cttransit.com/Uploads_Schedules/h_55_wkdysched(3).pdf
http://www.peterpanbus.com  

 
- CT Transit to Hartford ($1.25, stops near RiteAid on Main Street) + Greyhound Bus ($35)

http://www.cttransit.com/Uploads_Schedules/h_55_wkdysched(3).pdf

http://www.greyhound.com/  

- CT Transit to Hartford ($1.25, stops near RiteAid on Main Street) + Megabus to NY stop ($1-$15) + Megabus to Philly ($5-$15 if booked in advance) 

http://www.cttransit.com/Uploads_Schedules/h_55_wkdysched(3).pdf

http://www.megabus.com

- Wes shuttle to New Haven ($9) + Metro-North train to NY Grand Central (about $15-$25) + Gotobus at NY stop (about $10-$12) 
OR 
Wes break bus to NY ($25) + Gotobus at NY stop (about $10-$12) 
http://www.gotobus.com/ 

- Wes shuttle to New Haven ($9) + Metro-North train to NY Grand Central ($15-$25) + Boltbus at NY stop ($10-$12) 
OR 
Wes break bus to NY ($25) + Boltbus at NY stop ($10-$12)  
http://www.boltbus.com/ 

Wesleyan to Connecticut Hubs 

 

- M-Link Bus ($1.25), Stop on campus at Williams and High St., Also stops at Meriden Amtrack Station (train to New Haven for $5-$9), Meridan Mall, and WalMart 

http://www.middletownareatransit.org/mlink.php 

 

- CT Transit 55 to Hartford or New Haven ($1.25), Closest stop near RiteAid on Main St. (at Union and Main St.)

http://www.cttransit.com/Uploads_Schedules/h_55_wkdysched(3).pdf

 

- CT Transit 20 New Haven ($3.60) -Hartford ($2.95) Express, Closest stop at the Middletown Park & Ride Lot, I-91 Exit 20

http://www.cttransit.com/Uploads_Schedules/nh_20_express.pdf  

 

- CT Transit 21 to Hartford ($2.95) and Old Saybrook ($4.30), Closest Stop at Silver Street Park & Ride in Middletown by the Connecticut Valley Hospital

http://www.cttransit.com/Uploads_Schedules/h_21_sched(1).pdf  

 

- 9-Town Transit from Middletown Bus Terminal to Old Saybrook with transfer to other CT towns and Hammonasset Park

Also offers door-to-door ride service. Make reservations before 1:30 the previous day at 860-510-0429 ($1.25 for regular, or $2.50 for dial-a-ride)
http://www.estuarytransit.org/schedules2.html  

 

- Bus through Wesleyan Hills, operates on a flag stop basis with designated bus stops ($1.25, transfers free of charge)  
http://www.middletownareatransit.org/route_b.php