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Public Transportation

Bradley International Airport (BDL)

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 Route

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.

CT Rail

The Hartford Line is a commuter rail service between New Haven, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts, using Amtrak's New Haven–Springfield Line. For more information visit: http://www.hartfordline.com

CT Fasttrack

CTfastrak routes are integrated with the CTtransit system, making it easy to connect, transfer and pay your fare.

The CTfastrak system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway. The CTfastrak system provides a one-seat, no-transfer ride to many major regional employment, shopping and healthcare destinations as well as connections to the New Haven Line-Waterbury branch rail in Waterbury and CTrail Hartford Line service in Hartford.


Visiting from out of town?  To make your visit to the XL Center even more memorable, take Amtrak and discover some of the stories that can only be experienced aboard a train.  Amtrak offers convenient, affordable service to Hartford from Springfield, Windsor, Meriden, New Haven and points beyond and the XL Center is just a 5 minute walk from Hartford Union Station.  Visit Amtrak.com for schedules and fares.    

CT Transit

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 Lines

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 Bus LInes

Peter Pan runs regular busses out of Hartford to 85 different destinations in the northeast.