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1 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus provided transportation consists of one van that goes to Wal-mart and a few other places. Taxis are available, but they are really expensive. To be honest, you don't really need transportation here because there is no where to go. I like having a car just to get off of campus when I start feeling claustrophobic, but there really aren't many places to go other than a few decent restaurants.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Camel van provides some access to the mall but to get to the train station and other places off the camel van route, it is necessary to take a cab or find someone with a car.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: A "Camel Van" has a route going through town (where the train station is) to the outlets and back.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Definitely a good amount of transportation, as most kids have cars, and there is a free shuttle that runs pretty much all the time

1 College Freshman

Transportation: There is no public transportation. Freshmen are not allowed to have cars on campus. Cabs are expensive and unreliable. The school hires a van on the weekends which takes students to Target and the mall, but it's a hassle to get a spot.

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Mass transportation is good for two things in New London County: coming and leaving. The Groton-New London Airport is only a short drive from campus, and Greyhound and Amtrak stations are a mere two miles away in downtown New London.

Getting around town is a different story altogether. Students are adamant about needing a car, and it's easy to see why. Conn's campus is removed from New London, and public transportation is difficult to access. The college offers a van service called Camel Van for only fifty cents round trip, but it has a limited operating schedule and just doesn't make up for the lack of transportation options from campus. Fortunately, there are quite a few cars on campus, and it's not too hard to borrow a friend's if need be.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Borrow a friend's wheels
  • Brave the South East Area Transit system
  • Lace up some shoes that were made for walkin'
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs about $12.
  • Camel Van
  • Dreamweavers Limousine LLC, Middletown (860) 704-8481
  • Superior Chauffeured Services, Hartford (860) 529-4543

Public TransitWhat's This?

South East Area Transit (S.E.A.T.)

(860) 886-2631

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Groton-New London Airport

The Groton-New London Airport is seven miles from the Connecticut College campus and approximately eleven minutes driving time.

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The Greyhound Trailways bus terminal is in downtown New London, approximately two miles from campus.

(860) 447-3841

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The Amtrak train station is in downtown New London, approximately two miles from campus.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 21 responses

  • 10% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 29% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 48% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 10% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 5% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 33% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 57% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 5% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 5% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 11 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 10 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 10 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% Very easy.
  • 45% Fairly easy.
  • 41% Fairly difficult.
  • 14% Very difficult.
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