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:
- Normal Google Maps website – Click on the icon that looks like a train at the top (between the car and walking person)
- Google Transit website
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.
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.
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
Getting to Airports
CT Rides has an online ride-matching service connecting drivers and passengers heading to the same area. It is free to join and users can earn rewards if they share a ride. CT Rides is funded by Connecticut Department of Transportation.
UConn has its own Cycle Share Program that provides both short and semester-long bicycle rental options.
UConn Storrs community members are also welcome to participate in the Town of Mansfield Bike Commuter Club, which provides members with access to commuter facilities like bike storage, showers and lockers.
Bike Mansfield is an active commuter advocacy group that teams with the town’s Parks & Recreation Department to regularly offers classes and workshops on many helpful topics. I you use your bicycle regularly or for personal transportation, this group is worth investigating.