Get your luggage, stroll out of arrivals at New Haven, CT Airport (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), and pick up your rental car. Which one you climb into depends on what your travel itinerary looks like. If you’ll be mainly driving in downtown New Haven, around 4 miles from the terminal, select something small. A compact car with nimble handling will suit those busy city streets. But with so many things to see, like the scenic sandy shores of the region, you’ll probably be racking up those miles. A larger vehicle, like an SUV or a full-size car, will make lengthier road trips a joy.