Local and Regional Transportation

The Town of Hamden is located in southwest Connecticut, midway between Boston and New York. The town covers about 33 square miles in New Haven County. It shares borders with New Haven, North Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford, Bethany and Woodbridge.

Highway Access

Hamden is conveniently located along two major highways, I-91 and the Merritt Parkway (Route 15). Residents have easy access to the State Capital in Hartford to the north, and New York City to the southwest. The Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) lies just south of Hamden in New Haven.


Regional air travel needs are filled by Tweed New Haven Airport in New Haven. For national and international flights, Bradley International Airport, the second largest airport in New England, is only 46 miles north of Hamden, just north of Hartford. New York City’s LaGuardia International Airport, is about 90 minutes southwest of Hamden, and John F. Kennedy International Airport, is about two hours southwest.

Train Stations

Rail service to Boston and New York’s Penn Station, is provided around the clock by Amtrak. Rail service from New Haven to New York’s Grand Central Station is offered by Metro-North. Weekday commuter rail service from New London to New Haven is provided by Shore Line East.

Public Transportation

Local bus service is provided by CT Transit. Those interested in carpooling to work can obtain information on commuting from CT Rides of Greater New Haven.