Lodging & Travel for the CSAP American Politics Conference on June 10-11, 2019

We look forward to hosting our invited guests at the CSAP American Politics Conference being sponsored by the Yale Center for the Study of American Politics at ISPS on Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, 2019.  We hope you find the following information helpful in planning your trip to New Haven.

Authors presenting papers and graduate students presenting poster projects will receive funding assistance for travel to the conference.  Other attendees are responsible for covering the cost of travel to and from the conference, but CSAP will be covering the cost of lodging and meals during the conference.

If you have questions about travel and/or lodging for this conference, please contact Pamela Greene by email or by phone at 203-432-3052.

Venue & Lodging

The conference will be held on the Yale University campus at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) located at 77 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT. 

Out-of-town guests will be housed at The Study at Yale Hotel located at 1157 Chapel Street in downtown New Haven within walking distance of Yale and ISPS (approximately 15-16 minutes).  Please confirm your hotel reservations by Friday, May 3, 2019 by completing the online NON-YALE GUEST REGISTRATION FORM.

Air Travel

New Haven is serviced by the Tweed/New Haven Airport which is a convenient 15-minute taxi ride to the Yale campus and has daily flights to/from Philadelphia on US Airways.  Other alternatives are Hartford/Bradley International Airport (approx. 1-hour driving time to Yale), or one of the New York airports (La Guardia, JFK, or Newark between 2.0 to 2.5 hours driving time). 

Connecting Ground Transportation

Standard options for ground transportation between airports in Hartford or New York include:

From Hartford/Bradley International Airport: Taxi, Uber, or Lyft service is available as well as shared shuttle service with Go Airport Shuttle.

From JFK and LaGuardia Airports in New York: GO Airport Shuttle provides shared ride service door-to-door between airports and New Haven hotels and/or the Yale campus.

NOTE: If your travel itinerary is not compatible with regular airport shuttle services, you might consider car rental (probably the most economical), or a private car service.  Suggested vendors for private car service are:

  • Hy’s Limousine, reservations at 203-934-6331 (local), 800-560-6331 (toll free within CT), or 800-255-5466 (toll free outside CT).
  • Premier Limousine, reservations at 860-828-911 (local), or 866-885-5466 (toll free).

The price for one-way private car service is approximately $150 from Hartford/Bradley Airport (BDL), $200 from LaGuardia (LGA) or Kennedy (JFK), and $250 from Newark (EWR).

Train Travel

Amtrak (1-800-USA-RAIL / 1-800-872-7245) is available along the northeast corridor from Boston, New York (Penn Station) or Washington, DC – and points in between – to Union Station in New Haven.  Taxi service is always available outside the station and it’s about a 10 minute ride to the Yale campus or to the conference hotel.

 Metro North Railroad (1-800-638-7646) provides more frequent commuter train service between Grand Central Terminal in New York City and Union Station in New Haven.  Call or visit the Metro-North schedule website for times and fares.

By Car

If traveling by car, hotel parking will be covered by CSAP, and we recommend that you leave your car at the hotel rather than try to park on campus near ISPS.  Valet parking is available when you pull up in front of The Study at Yale Hotel, 1157 Chapel Street in New Haven, CT.

Local Ground Transportation

If you are arriving locally into Tweed New Haven Airport or New Haven Union Train Station, you will find a queue of taxis outside to provide transportation to the conference hotel or to the Yale campus.  For transportation between the hotel and Yale campus or back to Tweed Airport/Union Train Station, you have the following options:

  • M7 Taxi (203-777-7777)  Local taxi service; call at least 20 minutes before your pick-up time.
  • Uber and/or LYFT are available and reliable if you have an account.

Walking between the hotel and conference site is also an option if the weather is nice.  The Study at Yale Hotel is a 15 minute walk from ISPS, 77 Prospect Street (about 0.7 of a mile).  Link here for walking directions.


A block of rooms has been reserved at a special Yale rate for conference participants who need to stay in New Haven overnight.  These rooms are available for the evenings of Sunday, June 9; Monday, June 10; and Tuesday, June 11 at The Study at Yale Hotel.  The Study at Yale is located at 1157 Chapel Street in downtown New Haven.  Link to The Study at Yale Hotel website for more information about their facilities.

Please confirm your hotel reservations by Friday, May 3 by completing the online NON-YALE GUEST REGISTRATION FORM.

CSAP will cover hotel room and parking charges (room charges include complimentary internet service).  Other incidental expenses will be your responsibility.  Please have a credit card to present at check-in.


CSAP will provide meals during the conference, including:

  • Lunch and dinner on Monday, June 10.
  • Breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, June 11.

Please check the conference schedule for details.  You will be responsible for any other meals during your travel.

Contact Information for Travel Assistance

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Pam Greene at or 203-432-3052.