Getting Around Town from Mitchell

Mitchell College and the New London community provide different types of transportation for students living at the College.

Getting Around Town

We encourage students to experience all that the community has to offer. We also realize that not all students have access to a car to get off campus, so there are several ways to get around.

Loop Shuttle

The office of Student Activities provides a loop shuttle on Wednesdays that will take students to locations in the greater New London/Waterford area. These locations include downtown New London, Wal-Mart, Target, The Crystal Mall, Regal Cinemas, Stop & Shop, and the New London Mall.

Local Bus Service

SEAT provides bus services to New London and the surrounding towns. Students can take the bus to shopping areas, Mystic, and other attractions. Some of the bus routes require transferring from one bus to another.

See below under Buses for contact information.

Taxi Service

Taxi service can be arranged through several different companies. See below under Taxis for contact information.

Thames and Mitchell College Holiday Break Transportation

For Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break (mandatory college shutdown periods), the office of Student Activities provides transportation to the New London train station, bus station, ferry, and T.F. Green Airport in Providence. Transportation to the bus station, train station, and ferry are free of charge. The shuttle to T.F. Green Airport is a $20 fee. Students who want to arrange transportation during shutdown periods must bring a copy of their itinerary to the office of Student Activities at least one week in advance.

Transportation to & from Mitchell College

There are a number of transportation services in the New London area which are listed below. The office of Student Activities is available to help students seek alternative transportation beyond the services that we offer if they need assistance.

New London Transportation Hub

This is a central location around Union Station where the local buses, taxi cabs, Amtrak train service, and ferries converge.


  • Greyhound Bus Service
  • 45 Water Street, New London, CT
  • 860-447-3841
  • Bus bookings can be made online or at the ticket office
  • Details
  • SEAT - Southeast Area Transit District
  • 21 Route 12
  • Preston, CT 06365
  • 860-886-2631
  • Details


Amtrak and Shoreline East provide rail transportation. Train services to New York and Boston are available.

  • Amtrak
  • 35 Water Street
  • New London, CT 06320
  • (860) 872-7245
  • 800.USA.RAIL
  • Details
  • Shore Line East
  • 35 Water Street
  • New London, CT 06320
  • (860) 255-7433
  • Details


  • Cross Sound Ferry
  • 2 Ferry Street
  • New London, CT 06320
  • 860.443.5281
  • Details
  • Fishers Island Ferry
  • 5 Waterfront Park
  • New London, CT 06320
  • (860) 442-0165
  • 1.877.CT Rides (287-4337)
  • Details
  • Block Island Ferry Services
  • 2 Ferry Street
  • New London, CT 06320
  • 860.444.4624
  • Details


  • Port City Taxi
  • 33 Belden St
  • New London, CT 06320
  • (860) 444-9222
  • Harry’s Taxi Inc.
  • 158 Montauk Ave
  • New London, CT 06320
  • (860) 442-4054


  • T. F. Green Airport
  • (45 minute drive).
  • 2000 Post Rd,
  • Warwick, RI 02886
  • 888-266-7222
  • Details
  • Bradley International Airport
  • (1 hour drive)
  • Schoephoester Road
  • Windsor Locks, CT 06096
  • 860-292-2000
  • Details
  • Groton-New London Airport
  • Private planes only.
  • 155 Tower Avenue
  • New London, CT 06320
  • 860-445-8549
  • Details

Car Rentals

For parents who wish to rent a car in the area, information can be found here.