Transportation

Getting Around

Drive

Connecticut is ranked in the Top 10 for major highways and accessibility to its capital city, Hartford. By car, Hartford is ideally located where Interstates 84 and 91 intersect, at the gateway to New England. Just 30 minutes north and south of Hartford, the Interstate system connects you to the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) and the New York Thruway (Interstate 95).

Fly

If you’re flying, the newly expanded Bradley International Airport is only 15 miles from Hartford and serves 19 commercial carriers and nearly 300 national and international flights daily, including direct flights to Los Angeles, Denver and Amsterdam. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the terminal.

You can also enjoy Bradley Airport Bus Service for travel between Downtown Hartford and Bradley International Airport. The 30-Bradley Flyer route provides semi-express bus service to Bradley International Airport for a low local bus fare (the one-way fare is $1.50).  The trips only take about 30 minutes and operate approximately hourly between downtown Hartford and all the terminals at the airport, seven days a week.  There is a designated stop at the Connecticut Convention Center that picks up in the motor lobby.

Train

Amtrak train service and non-stop, interstate bus lines to every major northeast city operate in and out of Union Station in downtown Hartford. Hartford’s Union Station serves as the region’s central rail and bus station for service points throughout the country, including New York, Boston, and Washington, DC.

dash Shuttle Service

The dash is the most convenient way to experience Downtown Hartford. The dash Shuttle is a free, downtown circulator bus that departs from the Connecticut Convention Center every 15 minutes on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. During major downtown events, enhancements may include later evening services on weekdays, as well as service on Saturdays and Sundays. The dash shuttle will only operate on weekends when there are downtown events scheduled. The dash route connects the Connecticut Convention Center directly to dozens of Hartford hotels, historic sites, restaurants and entertainment venues!

For more information, or extended shuttle hours for special events, please visit www.cttransit.com.

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