Transportation at Hopkins

Our students come to Hopkins by foot, bicycle, car, bus and train.  We draw students from more than 60 towns and villages in Connecticut, bringing together a highly motivated learning community from many backgrounds, traditions and experiences.  With nearly 50% of our enrolled students living 15 miles or more from our New Haven campus, we are the most geographically diverse day school in Connecticut. Hopkins works with public and private transportation systems to serve our families. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees apply for bus and train transportation.

A great many students are dropped off and picked up each day in one of our three main parking lots – Thompson Lot, Knollwood Lot, and Forest Lot.  The School encourages families to create carpool systems with other families from the same town or neighborhoods. 

Faculty and staff, as well as 11th and 12th grade students who complete a Parking Application and Agreement, are assigned a parking space on campus for the year.


There are FIVE transportation systems that operate to carry our young people to Hopkins. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees apply for bus and train transportation.  

New Haven Bus Line (Free)
The City of New Haven provides free bus transportation for residents of the city whose children attend Hopkins. The School works with First Student Bus Company to customize pickup and drop off locations each year. Current families please click here for more information. 

Fairfield County Bus Line
Please call B and B Transportation at 203-393-9750 for more information.
2024-25 Registration for Fairfield bus is live, please click here for more info.

Shoreline Bus Line
Our Shoreline families residing east of New Haven have the opportunity to participate in a bus service provided by B & B Transportation which originates from multiple exits on I-95.
2024-25 Registration for Shoreline bus is live, please click here for more info.

Metro North and Shoreline East train service
Students can travel by train to Hopkins, taking Metro North or Shoreline East to New Haven’s Union Station. First Student Bus Company provides a free shuttle bus to and from Union Station to the Hopkins campus.
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Hopkins is a private middle school and high school for grades 7-12. Located on a campus overlooking New Haven, CT, the School takes pride in its intellectually curious students as well as its dedicated faculty and staff.