Rail service is provided by Shore Line East, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line and Metro-North.
From Union Station, the main rail hub in New Haven, you can take a free shuttle to the New Haven Green. The Union Station Shuttle runs continuously every 20 minutes, from 6:05am to 10:15pm, Monday through Friday. Just look for the bright green bus.
You can also walk from Union Station which is approximately 3/4 mile from the New Haven Green. Directions here.
Hop off at the State Street Station and you’ll be steps away from the Downtown District.
New Haven is a very walkable city. Many visitors park once and walk throughout the Downtown. For short-and long-term visits, the Park New Haven has over 9,000 parking spaces at the Air Rights, Crown Street, Chapel Square, Temple Street, Temple/George, Granite Square garages and at 19 surface lots. Rates vary from facility to facility, as do the hours of operation. Several private companies provide off-street public parking as well.
Parking is more limited at Union Station and visitors are encouraged to use the Downtown shuttle or other means to access the station.
There are over 2,900 on-street parking meters, with time limits ranging from 15-minute to 12-hour parking depending on the location. On-street parking costs $1.50/hour. Meters in central downtown accept coins, Parkmobile, MasterCard/VISA or Discover and meters outside the central downtown area accept coins and Parkmobile. Parkmobile is a smart phone app that allows you to pay for metered parking with your Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Phone. Meter parking is free on Sundays and holidays.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Park New Haven at 203-946-8936, www.parknewhaven.com