EXPLO at Yale | Arrival + Departure

TRAVEL BY PLANE When booking your travel or your child’s flight to EXPLO, please check flight windows on the Arrival and Departure Schedule on page 1. • Fly into JFK Airport in New York City to take advantage of our airport shuttle service (please note that EXPLO does not provide transportation to or from Newark, LaGuardia, or Bradley International Airports) • Is your child flying solo? Please be assured that EXPLO staff will help your child at every step of the travel process, from airport pickup to arrival on campus


Due to the high number of EXPLO at Yale students flying into JFK Airport, families are strongly discouraged from using Unaccompanied Minor services, if at all avoidable. The service can significantly complicate arrival logistics, necessitating complex last-minute communication between families, the airline, and EXPLO in the days and hours before the flight. Unaccompanied Minor related issues can also increase student wait times at JFK Airport. If students must fly with Unaccompanied Minor service, EXPLO at Yale’s airport staff can accommodate pick- up, but families should anticipate additional coordination with the EXPLO at Yale Travel Coordinator in the weeks and days before the flight.

• Meet at the baggage claim area — our staff will be at each of the main airport terminals, wearing bright orange EXPLO T-shirts

SHUTTLE TO/FROM JFK AIRPORT Shuttles will take students from JFK Airport to Yale on Arrival Day, and back to JFK Airport when it’s time to fly home. Our staff will assist students to airport security and will remain at the airport until all flights have departed.

• There is a $75 fee each way for EXPLO’s shuttle service

• If transportation is needed outside of the shuttle window, EXPLO can help coordinate transportation, but there may be significant wait times at the airport • Flying with your child? Parents may travel on the EXPLO shuttle from JFK Airport to the Yale campus, as space allows; however, there is no transportation back to the airport

• Students traveling alone will get priority on the shuttle

TRAVEL BY TRAIN Book train travel through Union Station in New Haven, CT.

• Free EXPLO Shuttle to Yale on Arrival and Departure Days

• Staff in orange EXPLO T-shirts will meet arriving trains and escort students to campus

Questions? Contact our Admission Office at 781.762.7400


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