Transportation

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.

DRIVING TO CAMPUS:
 
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. To get an idea of where are students come from in terms of towns, see the map to the left or click here

PARKING ON CAMPUS:
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.
 

BUS AND TRAIN TRANSPORTATION

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.

Fairfield County Bus Line
Hopkins facilitates a contractual relationship between Fairfield County families and B and B Transportation which operates vans from multiple exits on the Merritt Parkway and full-size school buses from multiple exits on I-95.

Shoreline Bus Line
Our Shoreline families residing east of New Haven have the opportunity to participate in a bus service provided by Shoreline Transportation Services which originates from multiple exits on I-95.
Route I-84 Bus Line Starting Fall 2018, B and B Transportation will offer service to families residing to the north of Fairfield and New Haven counties with easy access from Exits 9 and 11 on I-84.

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.

Questions about transportation should be directed to John Roberts, Assistant Head of School at (203) 397-1001 ext. 122 or jroberts@hopkins.edu