Alternatives

Beyond the UConn Transportation Services shuttles and buses, there are many other transportation options for UConn students, faculty and staff

 

U-Pass for free travel

Students are eligible for a U-Pass which allows them free travel on many bus and train routes in Connecticut, including CT Transit and WRTD.  Visit http://upass.uconn.edu for more information and registration.

 

Using Google Transit to plan your trip

Trying to work out what routes might work and where you might be able to connect?  Some of the services in this area are loaded into Google Transit – and other services will be added soon.  You can access Google Transit in two ways:

Also remember the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center is the Town of Mansfield’s transportation hub where residents & visitors can catch a bus, store their bike, park their car, visit attractions, and more.

Bus/Transit Services

CT Transit’s 913 Express Service connects Storrs to Tolland, Manchester and downtown Hartford.  This service is free with a U-Pass.  Stops near campus include East Campus, Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center in Downtown Storrs and Four Corners.  CT Transit do alter timetables every so often as they refine the service according to increasing demand – so getting the timetables online is much more reliable than the paper versions.  Remember to also check out their Bus Alerts and Bus Tracker

Click Here to see the 913’s Route Map.

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Peter Pan connects Storrs to Hartford, Providence and other destinations.

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Windham Region Transit District connects Storrs to Mansfield Center, Willimantic and other destinations including the East Brook Mall and Foxwoods Casino.  These services are free with a U-Pass.  Schedules and maps are available online.  Remember to also check out their Bus Tracker Website and Bus Tracker App.

Connecting to Trains

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The Hartford Line is regional passenger rail service run by CT Rail that provides service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield.  This service is free with a U-Pass.

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Hartford's Union Station (HFD) is serviced by Amtrak's Northeast Regional and Vermonter routes which provide connections to Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Springfield MA and places in Vermont.

Getting to Airports

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Getting to Bradley Airport is relatively easy – use CT Transit’s 913 Express Service and then the Bradley Flyer.  We recommend using Google Transit to help you plan your trip and your U-Pass so you can ride for free!

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Getting to Boston Airport you can connect to the Framingham Logan Express to save some driving and parking fees.

Other Services

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ZipCar is a car sharing network with self-service vehicles available by the hour or day in a variety of locations around UConn.

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Zimride is an online ride-matching service connecting drivers and passengers within a private UConn network heading to the same area. It is free for students and faculty/staff to join the network and begin searching for matches or posting rides of their own.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers free pick up and drop off from their Willimantic office, including to Storrs campus.