CCSU Transportation Options
Directions to campus
The campus is located at 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050. It is located at exit 29 of Route 9. Detailed directions can be found here.
Parking on campus
Parking is free, but visitors, staff, faculty, and students must obtain a valid parking permit before parking on campus. These can be obtained from the Public Safety Building. Parking regulations and locations of garages and lots can be found on the campus map or by going to www.ccsu.edu/parking.
Taking the bus to campus
Taking the bus is fast, easy, inexpensive, and good for the environment. The bus costs $1.75 per ride. Cash only. Use exact change. Ask for a transfer when you pay. Multi-ride tickets and passes are available from CT Transit.
Bus stop locations can be found on this list. Bus schedules can be found on CTTransit's website. All routes in the New Britain and Hartford areas are also on Google Maps and are accessible through the Google Maps app on compatible smartphones. You can also use transit app to access real-time bus information.
Beginning Fall 2017, all undergraduate students may obtain a CT Bus Pass to ride CTtransit Buses and CTfastrak in Connecticut. For more information, please click here. Also, be sure to review the FAQ page.
Passes can be picked up at the Card Office.
CTfastrak is Connecticut’s first Bus Rapid Transit system. It is a system of bus routes that utilize a bus-only roadway for all or a portion of your trip.
CTfastrak routes are integrated with the CTtransit system, making it easy to connect, transfer and pay your fare. Bus tickets purchased for CTtransit can be used on CTfastrak, and vice versa.
Currently all CTtransit and CTfastrak bus routes are operating as scheduled. Front-door boarding and fare collection have resumed as of October 5th and so students will either need to purchase a ticket or use their UPASS in order to ride. Buses are currently being sanitized daily, and passengers should wear a mask or cloth face covering on all buses as well as at bus stops.
There are different types of routes and services available. The basic "subway style" route travels between Hartford and New Britain and stops at each of the 10 stations. Express routes exit the bus-only road at downtown New Britain station and travel beyond New Britain to Bristol, Southington, Cheshire, and Waterbury. Circulator routes use the bus-only roadway for a portion of the trip, exiting the bus-only roadway at certain locations to provide service to destinations in Central Connecticut like UConn Health, Westfarms Mall, and Manchester Community College. All routes on the bus-only roadway circulate through the downtown Hartford area to provide access to downtown destinations.
Connector routes link stations with other destinations, like St. Francis and Hartford Hospitals, West Hartford Center, Copaco in Bloomfield, and Newington Center.
Biking to campus
Biking is a fun, healthy way to get to and from campus. It also saves on gas!
All CTTransit and CTfastrak buses have bike racks so you can take your bike with you when you take the bus. There is NO additional charge for bringing your bike with you! https://www.cttransit.com/how-ride/bikes-on-board
Need an easier way to get to school? Check out CTrides, a free service of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. We offer information & assistance on commuting options in your area. Whether it's sharing a ride in a car, taking the bus, biking, or walking, there's a solution that works for everyone.
Visit us online at CTrides.com.
Call 1-877-CTrides (287-4337) or email info@CTrides.com