Naval Submarine Base New London lies on the east side of the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut. The main gate is approximately2 miles from Exit 86 off Interstate 95.
By Car — Travel either north or south on Interstate 95 to Exit 86. Turn north at the end of the ramp onto Route 12 and travel approximately 2 miles to the fifth stop light. Turn left at Crystal Lake Road and follow it approximately one-half mile to the end of the road. The main gate is on your right. Traffic signs, beginning on Interstate 95, provide clear directions to the submarine base.
By Plane — The base is within an hour’s drive from two major airports: Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut, and T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. A much smaller airfield — Groton/New London Airport — is approximately 7 miles from the base.
If driving from T.F. Green Airport in Providence, follow airport signs to Interstate 95. Follow Interstate 95 south to Exit 86 in Connecticut. If driving from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, take Interstate 91 south to Route 9 south, to Interstate 95 north. Take Interstate 95 north across the Gold Star Bridge to Exit 86 (a left-lane exit). Follow road signs approximately 2 miles from Exit 86 to arrive at the naval submarine base.
By Rail — An Amtrak train station is in downtown New London, which is regularly served by local cab companies.
By Bus — Greyhound Bus Lines is next to the Amtrak train station in New London.