Flying into Bradley (BDL) is the easiest way to get to Hartford – it’s just 20 minutes north of the city. New routes and nonstop flights are constantly being added; for shorter flights connecting points in the Northeast U.S. and Canada, look into their regional airlines, or see how Bradley’s major airlines are serving every corner of the country.
DASH, CTTRANSIT's free circulator bus in downtown Hartford, operates enhanced service during major events. Click HERE for the map.
Regular dash service operates every weekday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., departing every 15 minutes from the Connecticut Convention Center. During major downtown events, enhancements may include later evening service on weekdays, as well as service on Saturdays and Sundays. The specific services planned for each major event are posted on the CTTRANSIT website. The dash Shuttle does not operate on weekends when there is no downtown event scheduled.
There’s a pretty good AAA discount on the fare to and from New Haven. But even more interesting is that if you lived in, say Windsor, CT, you could get into downtown Hartford for $4. You could come downtown, eat dinner, see a show, have a drink, and hop on a train at 11:50 p.m. and be back in Windsor before the clock strikes midnight.
CT Transit runs all the city buses in the area. If you have any questions about which bus to take where, the website is really helpful, but if it’s not helpful enough, their customer service line listed above is answered by an actual person, who totally knows how to get you where you’re going. (860-525-9181)
Greyhound Bus Line is an affordable alternative to get around downtown Hartford. This line offers a number of flexible options to best fit your travel needs.
Peter Pan runs regular busses out of Hartford to 85 different destinations in the northeast.